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Fighting for the truth about the Reef

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It is an injustice that turtles are blown up in the Gulf of Mexico because American oil companies choose a particular and inappropriate method for undertaking surveys before setting explosives. If they did underwater, rather than aerial surveys, it would be difficult to ever justify blowing up biological diverse artificial reefs that are old spent oil rigs. It is also an injustice when aerial surveys are undertaken to falsely conclude the Great Barrier Reef is more than 60 per cent bleached when underwater surveys give a completely different and true assessments. It is also an injustice that the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences had a perfectly good methodology for coring corals under-the-water and calculating an…



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