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(Sydney Morning Herald)   One third of the Great Barrier Reef was killed by the 2016 heatwave, but on the bright side it was bleached so white that it can wait all day at Starbucks and not be harassed by anyone   ( amp.smh.com.au) divider line
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2018-04-19 02:20:53 PM  
In tents, Coral.
 
2018-04-19 05:34:20 PM  
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2018-04-19 05:54:19 PM  
*boom!* Head Shot!
 
2018-04-19 06:11:46 PM  
I didn't realize Chris Rock was a Farker.
 
2018-04-19 06:13:25 PM  
Oh man, what a hell of a tag line!
 
2018-04-19 06:14:33 PM  
"We don't like colors around here" - Arizona sheriffs and Australian divers
 
2018-04-19 06:14:33 PM  
Context HOTY candidate right there.
 
2018-04-19 06:15:42 PM  
My niece did a year in Australia a couple of years ago. She went snorkeling there and reported that the reef had been  heavily damaged for awhile.
 
2018-04-19 06:16:34 PM  
Go fark yourself
 
2018-04-19 06:17:09 PM  
Coral is about as useful as horse racing, in fairness!
 
2018-04-19 06:18:11 PM  

Cormee: Coral is about as useful as horse racing, in fairness!


If it weren't for my horse I wouldn't have spent that year in college.
 
2018-04-19 06:18:30 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:19:42 PM  
That is HOTY material right there.

@spamdog: why are you talking to yourself?  Take your advice....
 
2018-04-19 06:20:12 PM  
Subby going for the racist, outrage headline and the mods fell for it and greened it.


/downvoted
 
2018-04-19 06:20:33 PM  
I dove the outer great barrier reef, off of Cairns, in October 2015.  I diverted eight hours each way to get there from the place I was working at the time.  I knew it might easily be a decade before I got back, and I wanted to see the reef before it died.  I had no idea at all it had less than a year to live at that point.

I am now going to spam all of you with pictures I took on that trip, as an In Memoriam moment for what was lost.

I think you'll get over it.

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2018-04-19 06:20:35 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:21:58 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:22:21 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:22:41 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:23:03 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:23:36 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:24:10 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:24:58 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:25:21 PM  

Warthog: I dove the outer great barrier reef, off of Cairns, in October 2015.  I diverted eight hours each way to get there from the place I was working at the time.  I knew it might easily be a decade before I got back, and I wanted to see the reef before it died.  I had no idea at all it had less than a year to live at that point.

I am now going to spam all of you with pictures I took on that trip, as an In Memoriam moment for what was lost.

I think you'll get over it.

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I found your coral:

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2018-04-19 06:25:31 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:26:25 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:27:04 PM  

Warthog: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


Very pretty, thanks for the pics!
 
2018-04-19 06:27:14 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:27:37 PM  
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2018-04-19 06:37:46 PM  
So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?
 
2018-04-19 06:48:33 PM  

abhorrent1: Subby going for the racist, outrage headline and the mods fell for it and greened it.


/downvoted


This.
 
2018-04-19 07:02:03 PM  

TheVirginMarty: abhorrent1: Subby going for the racist, outrage headline and the mods fell for it and greened it.


/downvoted

This.


I thought those guys got kicked out of Starbucks because there are Realtors. Happens to me all the time.
 
2018-04-19 07:11:58 PM  
Buy something or leave.  No?  Ok.
 
2018-04-19 07:12:11 PM  
This is racist trolling now eh?

Damn, Coral.
 
2018-04-19 07:14:55 PM  

Warthog: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


I like this one best
 
2018-04-19 07:18:22 PM  
 
2018-04-19 07:19:54 PM  

Warthog: I dove the outer great barrier reef, off of Cairns, in October 2015.  I diverted eight hours each way to get there from the place I was working at the time.  I knew it might easily be a decade before I got back, and I wanted to see the reef before it died.  I had no idea at all it had less than a year to live at that point.

I am now going to spam all of you with pictures I took on that trip, as an In Memoriam moment for what was lost.

I think you'll get over it.

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Nice pics.
I've got a bunch like that from the reef in Belize in 1998 (I'd have to scan them in, they were taken on actual film). Wonder how that reef is doing now.
 
2018-04-19 07:22:06 PM  
It was going to die anyway when the sun expands in a billion years or so.
 
2018-04-19 07:23:22 PM  

Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?


http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-26​/​scientists-discover-game-changer-for-g​reat-barrier-reef/9190200
 
2018-04-19 07:24:41 PM  

Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?


Not a marine biologist but the ocean conditions themselves are killing off the polyps themselves and the excess carbon dioxide is acidifying the oceans thus making all shelled organisims shells weaker.

In short the ocean is faaaaaarked.
 
2018-04-19 07:27:05 PM  

Steakzilla: Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-26/​scientists-discover-game-changer-for-g​reat-barrier-reef/9190200


Yeah and another heat wave will kill those polyps off again and again until the ocean around that area just becomes too warm overall.
 
2018-04-19 07:31:05 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Steakzilla: Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-26/​scientists-discover-game-changer-for-g​reat-barrier-reef/9190200

Yeah and another heat wave will kill those polyps off again and again until the ocean around that area just becomes too warm overall.


I wonder if it's possible for reefs to grow in areas that were previously too cold to support them.  Maybe as a way to save reefs in general we can help facilitate this.
 
2018-04-19 07:31:15 PM  

Shakin_Haitian: Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?

Not a marine biologist but the ocean conditions themselves are killing off the polyps themselves and the excess carbon dioxide is acidifying the oceans thus making all shelled organisims shells weaker.

In short the ocean is faaaaaarked.


We're next.
 
2018-04-19 07:31:29 PM  

Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?


Last night's Nova was on climate change, and one of the parts was about some marine biologist who was trying to find and breed heartier corals to re seed dead reefs. The whole episode was pretty interesting too.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/de​c​oding-weather-machine.html
 
2018-04-19 07:34:00 PM  

Vtimlin: Shakin_Haitian: Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?

Not a marine biologist but the ocean conditions themselves are killing off the polyps themselves and the excess carbon dioxide is acidifying the oceans thus making all shelled organisims shells weaker.

In short the ocean is faaaaaarked.

We're next.


A whole lot of us, that's for sure.
 
2018-04-19 07:34:36 PM  

Warthog: [img.fark.net image 850x637]


OH MY GOD, JUST STOP SPAMMING THE THREAD!!!

/--j/k. those are great photos, and i am jealous of your experience!
//more, please
 
2018-04-19 07:35:38 PM  

Steakzilla: Shakin_Haitian: Steakzilla: Any Pie Left: So I have to wonder, is there some way we can artificially re-seed the bleached coral with new little buggers?  I'm picturing some kind of goopy bio-film brushed onto the dead calcium, embedded with lab-raised polyps, maybe selectively bred for hardiness in the more acidic conditions?  Any marine biologists wanna chime in?

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-26/​scientists-discover-game-changer-for-g​reat-barrier-reef/9190200

Yeah and another heat wave will kill those polyps off again and again until the ocean around that area just becomes too warm overall.

I wonder if it's possible for reefs to grow in areas that were previously too cold to support them.  Maybe as a way to save reefs in general we can help facilitate this.


Probably, but you'd need an area shallow enough for the algae that the polyps survive on to grow and that doesn't change the acidification problem.
 
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