Using Google Street View to Study the Great Barrier Reef

The Catlin Seaview Survey is a Google and University of Queensland project using a nifty underwater camera rig to create a zoomable, 360-degree image of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Destin from SmarterEveryDay got to hitch a ride with the team that records this sea-floor Street View. You don't want to miss this. » 5/24/14 9:00am 5/24/14 9:00am

The Navy Accidentally Bombed The Great Barrier Reef . . . Sort Of

Okay so this whole thing isn't ideal, but it's also not as bad as it sounds. Basically on Tuesday there were two Navy AV-8B Harrier fighter jets that had launched from the USS Bonhomme Richard aircraft carrier and were doing a training exercise. They planned to drop bombs on Townshend Island bombing range, but were… » 7/21/13 1:36pm 7/21/13 1:36pm

These Teched-Out Catamarans Will Guard the Great Barrier Reef

Simply naming an area like Australia's Great Barrier Reef as a World Heritage Site isn't going to protect its delicate ecosystem. To prevent poachers, fisheries, and inconsiderate tourists from damaging the reefs and disturbing its residents, Australia is building a fleet of solar-powered shepherd ships. » 6/18/13 11:30am 6/18/13 11:30am