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David Wachenfeld

Marine biologist and underwater photographer, Triggerfish Images in Townsville

Life on the Great Barrier Reef

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2013
IN TOWNSVILLE @ VOL 4

"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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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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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 Restoration

BY ADAM SMITH
@ VOL 19 ON SEP 20, 2018

Dr Adam Smith

Director Reef Ecological

Reef restoration

Dr Adam Smith is a Director of Reef Ecologic.His vision is 'A better planet with coral reefs that are healthy and thriving because of collaborative care and management using the best available ideas and knowledge.’

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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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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.