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John (Charlie) Veron

a wide-ranging specialist in corals and reefs in Townsville

The Weird World of Corals

PRESENTED ON DEC 03, 2015
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 10

Charlie Veron has travelled the world studying corals. He will introduce his giant website, give glimpses of troubled times and conclude with interesting coral quirks

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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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Reef Corals and Fractals

BY PAUL MUIR
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

"The closer you look, the more complex they become."

In Reef Corals and Fractals from PechaKucha Night Townsville Vol. 9, Paul Muir takes us on a journey zooming in on Coral. No matter which scale you look at them from, coral reefs are incredibly complex and beautiful.  

 

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How do Fish use Colour.

BY JULIE SPENCER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Julie Spencer is the Education Manager for Reef HQ Aquarium, the Reef Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.  She has worked there for the past 17 years. 

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Tangaroa Blue Foundation

BY VANESSA TANGAROA BLUE FOUNDATION
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Camille and Vanessa teamed up to bring Tangaroa Blue’s Foundation into the Townsville community engaging volunteers, organisations and agencies to monitor the impacts of marine debris on our aquatic environment.

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Consumer Culture and Environmental Art

BY ALISON MCDONALD
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Alison McDonald's works of art are intended to draw out a conversation on consumer culture and environmental concerns. Through her work, Alison aims to educate positively about stewardship of our planet and in particular, our waterways.

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The Great Seabirds of the Reef and the Grief of Oil Spills and Ships

BY MALCOLM TURNER
@ VOL 9 ON SEP 03, 2015

Ornithologist and bird nerd Malcolm Turner extols how seabirds are a glorious part of the Great Barrier Reef, but have problems weightier than their feathers.

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Reap What You Sow: Connections between Land and Sea

BY PAUL COSTELLO
@ VOL 11 ON MAR 03, 2016

Paul Costello's work involves monitoring of water quality and reef health on the inshore GBR for the Marine Monitoring Program (MMP). Here to discuss human influences on both maters and the importance of communicating the findings of the MMP.