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Kailash Cook grew up on a small island in the Gulf of Thailand. He is a marine conservation warrior working with local communities to preserve coral reefs.

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Perishing Reefs

BY DANIEL CHURCHMAN
@ VOL 2 ON AUG 09, 2013

Daniel Churchman gives a talk on coral reefs. They are an extremely important part of our ecosystem. Cyanobacteria, which creates some reefs, create 70% of the oxygen we breathe. Coral reefs are not studied or talked about enough; the first symposium on cold water reefs was not done until 2000. Due to global warming, we may be the generation that talks about their extinction.

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Life on the Great Barrier Reef

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 4 ON SEP 07, 2013

"When I dive in the Great Barrier Reef, there is such a sensation of peace and tranquility and a sense of connection with nature. It is one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had anywhere in the world."

In "Life on the Great Barrier Reef" from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 4, David Wachefeld speaks on his favorite aspects of the barrier reefs: the fish, its abstract patterns and color, and his emotional connections to it. 

In our time of ever growing environmental awareness to the degradation of coral reefs, David ignores the negativity of controversial issues related to the Great Barrier Reef but instead focuses on its beauty and his fascination with the countless species of wildlife therein. 

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Reef Ecologic - Great reef people,from explorers to guardians.

BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Adam Smith loves the ocean and is a scientist, manager and leader who is keen to work with great people to protect and ensure the sustainable use of our precious coral reef systems.

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Anatomy of a Discovery

BY DR. RICH PYLE
@ VOL 30 ON MAY 05, 2017

Dr. Richard Pyle of Bishop Museum uses high-tech diving gear to explore deep coral reefs. He will tell the story behind the discovery of a new species of endemic Hawaiian fish, and its relationship to one of the largest protected areas on Earth.

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The Reef Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

BY FIONA MERIDA
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 15, 2018

Assistant Director of Tourism and Reef Education Fiona Merida will present to you on a topic known in her world of marine biology as shifting baselines.

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Our Reef needs YOU!

BY DAVID WACHENFELD
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr David Wachenfeld 
Chief Scientist GBRMPA

Our Reef needs YOU!

Contrary to many media reports, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead! But it is in trouble and it needs your help. Dr David Wachenfeld from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority will explain what you can do.

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Reef credits initiative

BY JAMES SCHULTZ
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

James Schultz

CEO GreenCollar Group

Reef Credits Initiative

There’s been lots of news around the Australian Government $444M reef restoration commitment – great, controversial, but great. But it’s not enough. 

The reef belongs to everyone, and to the future - how can the world contribute?

James is going to tell us how.

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Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

BY SCOTT FRY
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Scott Fry

Senior Field Officer NQ Dry Tropics

Restoring waterways in the Burdekin

Burdekin farms are the filters through which water enters the reef, and farmers are also great fishermen. Scott is going to tell us about the work farmers are doing to improve reef water quality.

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Art of the Reef

BY MICHAEL POPE
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

The marine world has served as a source of inspiration, a destination and even material debris from which to create art. Join Michael as he explores some of the big names as well as local ones whose work reflects the reef and the ocean around us.