[Coral-List] Dredging on the Great Barrier Reef

Hughes, Terry terry.hughes at jcu.edu.au
Mon Sep 1 03:35:56 EDT 2014

Dear Coral-List,

The Australian national broadcaster (equivalent to PBS) has produced a very good 45min TV program on the threat of dredging and coal mining to the Great Barrier Reef, which you can view online  at


The program interviews scientists, reef managers, tourist operators, fishers, etc. It also features the government Minister who recently issued the permits to open huge new coal mines in Queensland and dump dredge spoil at sea within the GBR World Heritage Area, despite protests by UNESCO.

You might also want to check out two related commentaries



Cheers, Terry

Professor Terry Hughes FAA
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811, Australia

Link to Terry Hughes Google Scholar profile<http://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=MhJ2LfsAAAAJ>

Email: terry.hughes at jcu.edu.au<mailto:terry.hughes at jcu.edu.au>
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