BLI BLI is home to one of south-east Queensland's largest stands of mangrove fern – and hosts a vital piece of the Coast's...

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06th May 2011 2:05 AM

WE'RE not scaremongering. But we are trying to get to the bottom of the issues surrounding marine life in our beautiful...

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22nd Aug. 2011 12:08 PM

FINES have been handed out to boaties who failed to heed warnings to slow down and protect Queensland's vulnerable marine...

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21st Sept. 2011 9:09 AM

WHILE the Qld Government said it had no plans to extend the Gladstone fishing ban, dead marine life continued to wash up on...

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05th Oct. 2011 10:10 PM

THE Federal Government has released a draft plan to protect marine life off the east coast of Australia, including the...

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12th Nov. 2011 2:11 PM

RYAN couldn't wait to hear his university results, and now he can hardly wait to start his new course.

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21st Jan. 2012 2:01 AM

NATURE lovers will be able to witness the marvel of the turtles at Mon Repos for a couple of extra weeks, thanks to an...

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21st Feb. 2012 5:02 AM

FOR most people, the Coral Sea is an unseen wilderness beneath the ocean, hund reds of kilometres from the Australian...

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21st May 2012 2:05 PM

ONE of Moreton Island's favourite dolphins has dropped a bombshell by greeting tourists with a new calf in tow.

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28th May 2012 7:05 AM

HERE is a rare chance to see a stunning documentary in the ideal venue.

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22nd June 2012 5:06 AM

CSIRO scientist Dr Simon Apte discusses with The Observer whether the recent levels of dissolved aluminium in South Trees...

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04th Dec. 2012 7:12 AM

DISSOLVED aluminium levels in South Trees Inlet, near the QAL red mud dam, rose sharply in September. Are those aluminium...

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04th Dec. 2012 9:12 AM

IT’S a whale. No, it’s a shark. Actually, it’s the world’s biggest fish.

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03rd Jan. 2013 10:01 AM

QUEENSLAND coastal waters, including those in the Gladstone region, have been swamped by marine stingers in recent weeks...

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11th Jan. 2013 5:01 AM

A MARINE debris survey researcher from CQUniversity Dr Scott Wilson discusses a current survey into debris within the...

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07th March 2013 4:03 AM

NO TURTLES were reported stranded in Gladstone Harbour during January this year. That contrasts sharply against last...

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13th March 2013 6:03 PM

GLADSTONE students will soon be given insight into local marine health by getting up close and personal with the turtles on...

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13th March 2013 8:03 PM

SCIENTISTS have confirmed that a shark found off the coast of Florida in 2011 was a single specimen with two heads, rather...

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28th March 2013 7:03 AM

A SUNSHINE Coast marine expert is on a mission to end what he calls a frenzied hysteria surrounding bull sharks.

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07th May 2013 3:05 PM

DIVERS are seeing increasing numbers of marine life moving through the area off Lady Elliot Island, including whales, giant...

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11th July 2013 7:07 AM

UnderWater World is set to gain a new name, new animals and breathe life into the Sunshine Coast attraction.

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12th July 2013 11:07 AM

STAR of the Sea students had a whale of a time learning about the importance of protecting marine life on Tuesday.

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24th July 2013 12:07 PM

BOORAL resident Andrew Mitreger has called for boaties to slow down in Booral after the death of a turtle on Friday.

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03rd Sept. 2013 5:09 AM

THE Pacu, a fish dubbed the ‘ball-cutter’ for biting off men’s testicles, has been found in Paris and there are fears it...

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05th Sept. 2013 9:09 AM

AN innovative group of Gladstone Central State School students are developing an app to help people deal with injured...

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13th Sept. 2013 12:09 PM

A boat strike has been blamed for the death of a turtle that was found washed up on Spinnaker Park beach this week.

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19th Sept. 2013 7:09 AM

A DISEASED crab pulled up by a local fisherman has prompted fears that a health recovery in local crab stocks could be a...

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24th Sept. 2013 6:09 AM

THE whales have just gone and now the turtles are close behind, swimming into the beaches of The Discovery Coast.

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01st Nov. 2013 5:11 AM

THE Wide Bay Burnett Environment Council wants surveys done before and after the Superboats Championships to assess the...

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03rd Nov. 2013 6:11 AM

HE’S been working on the water for more than 30 years, but Ken Smith had never seen a box jellyfish float by his boat –...

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28th Nov. 2013 5:11 AM

Photographs of volunteers and marine life at the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre taken in 2014.

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15th Feb. 2014 5:02 AM

ALMOST 90 turtles will have passed through the Quoin Island Turtle Rehabilitation Centre at the two-year mark in March...

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15th Feb. 2014 5:02 AM

SWIMMING with whales appears unlikely to become the Sunshine Coast’s next big tourism drawcard, despite a push to introduce...

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17th Feb. 2014 7:02 AM

A PURPLE jellyfish believed to be a newly discovered species has been found at Shelly Beach.

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04th June 2014 6:06 AM

WE may never know what actually caused the death of a humpback whale that died in the Mooloolaba marina on Friday night.

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01st July 2014 8:07 AM

OUR oceans are busier every day.

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01st Aug. 2014 8:08 AM

WILDLIFE deaths from helium balloons are on the rise, with a leading scientist pushing for the balloons to be banned.

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04th Aug. 2014 6:08 AM

FOR just on a quarter of a century UnderWater World has enthralled young and old alike with the secrets of the sea.

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28th Aug. 2014 7:08 AM

GLADSTONE is leading the way in turtle care, with 73% of those being cared for at Quoin Island being returned to the wild...

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14th Oct. 2014 6:10 AM

FINGAL farewelled a beautiful sea turtle on Friday morning after almost nine months in specialist care.

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15th Oct. 2014 8:10 AM

THERE are two box jellyfish populations in Gladstone and swimmers need to be cautious this summer, Dr Lisa-Ann Gershwin has...

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15th Nov. 2014 6:11 AM

ONE of the smallest turtles got the biggest send off, with Flick the Hawksbill racing into the ocean as fast as her...

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17th Nov. 2014 6:11 AM

TANNUM Sands beaches are covered with jellyfish, with a number of different species spotted, including the bluebottle...

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14th Jan. 2015 11:01 AM

DESPITE a variance in colours and patterns, the jellyfish washed up on the region's beaches are mostly all breeds of the...

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15th Jan. 2015 6:01 AM

HELIUM balloons may look harmless but there’s a pretty good chance the colourful pieces of plastic will end up in the...

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16th June 2015 7:06 AM

A SMALL island off the coast of Gladstone is a far cry from the busy streets of Paris.

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06th July 2015 6:07 PM

A STUDY that tracks turtles and dugongs in the Port Curtis area will continue into next year to gather more information...

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16th July 2015 6:07 AM

FOR eight days Port Curtis has been the site of a turtle rodeo, with researchers catching 83 turtles.

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18th July 2015 6:07 AM

TWO turtles and two seabirds have been found covered in oil in the wake of a spill near Townsville, the Great Barrier Reef...

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31st July 2015 7:07 AM

POLLUTION on Curtis Island has left 12-year-old Jack Cathcart feeling devastated.

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15th Aug. 2015 5:08 AM