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Dr John (Charlie) Veron1 1Researcher Abstract: Fortunately, scientific interest in the Great Barrier Reef has undergone radical changes. The big question – its age and origin – remained in geological hands for nearly a century, culminating in a major drilling...
  • May 3, 2021
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Sophie Barrett2, Dr David Rissik1, Shannon Haines3 1BMT, 2Cairns City Council, Cairns, Queensland, 3Ethos Urban, Brisbane, Queensland Abstract: Cairns Regional Council in partnership with the Queensland Government, is planning to address the effects of a changing climate on the Cairns coastal region...
  • April 15, 2021
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Charlie Bicknell1 1Wavelength Abstract: There is a growing popularity to use sand alone as the method of protecting the coast, often seen more favourable to structures and perceived as a more natural solution. However, the sand has to come from...
  • April 8, 2021
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Dr Jaz Lawes1, Shane Daw1 1Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Abstract: Environmental impacts of tourism and recreation are complex and often linked to visitor numbers. Associated environmental pressures include pollution, degradation, natural habitat loss, erosion, and increased...
  • April 8, 2021
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Dr Jaz Lawes1, Shane Daw1 1Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Abstract: Rip currents are the predominant swimming hazard on Australia’s beaches, contributing to an average of 21 drowning deaths each year. Surf Life Saving Australia ran a...
  • April 8, 2021
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Dr Jaz Lawes1, Shane Daw1 1Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Abstract: Rock fishing is a popular coastal activity and has been dubbed Australia’s most dangerous sport. Ranked as the third highest cause of coastal drowning deaths it...
  • April 8, 2021
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Dr Jaz Lawes1 1Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Abstract: The presence of marine stingers and their movements can be driven by environmental variables (e.g. currents, wind and wave action) and behaviour (e.g. migration), and anecdotally their prevalence...
  • April 8, 2021
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Dr Jaz Lawes1, Shane Daw1 1Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Abstract: Bystanders who drown attempting a rescue are becoming an increasingly important issue within drowning prevention. In Australia, most of these incidents occur in coastal waterways. This...
  • April 8, 2021
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Dr Jaz Lawes1, Shane Daw1 1Surf Life Saving Australia, Sydney, New South Wales Abstract: The Australian coast provides many opportunities to explore our environment, with coastal locations identified as the most attractive destinations. Tragically, being in and around water can...
  • April 8, 2021
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Andrew D Short1 1School of Geosciences, University of Sydney NSW Abstract: The Australian coast contains hundreds of distinct coastal systems stretching from tropical to temperate latitudes and from humid to arid environments. The dimensions and basic characteristics of each of these...
  • April 8, 2021
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