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Old 02-02-2006, 05:18 PM   #1
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Reef shade structures almost a reality

I'm not sure of the policy of posting "news articles" but I thought this one is more than relevant to this forum.

Article: Reef shade structures almost a reality

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Scientists have been trialling a series of devices on Agincourt reef, off Port Douglas in far north Queensland, to prevent coral bleaching caused by warmer water temperatures and sunlight.

University of Queensland scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg said researchers and a local tour operator had been conducting small-scale experiments on structures 5m by 5m.
I think it is really sad that we have to do such things to fix a problem that arguably we caused.
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Atleast they are doing something about it I suppose....
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TThey're doing something similar in Switzerland to protect melting glaciers,.
http://www.swissinfo.org/sen/swissin...=1115754786000
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Yeah but to answer someone's question I don't think they're trying to reduce water temperature, rather reduce the sun intensity. Seems strange, but I guess they know what they're doing.
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