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Whale Poo for a healthy marine ecosystem

Posted by Fraser Coast Opportunities on 12 August 2014
Whale poo has recently been found as a nutrient to the marine ecosystem assisting another marine nutrient Phytoplankton.  Phytoplankton is essential in the marine ecosystem as it is the main food source for marine life. However uneaten Phytoplankton which photosynthesis carbon dioxide eventual ... Read more

Group of paddlers

Calling all Paddlers!

Posted by Fraser Coast Opportunities on 10 July 2014
The call is out for people to take to the water and become a voice for the whales at Paddle Out for Whales next Saturday, 19 July. This year, sporting and community groups are being encouraged to register as a group entry and join in as the Fraser Coast stages Australia’s largest anti-whaling d ... Read more

Global Plastic Pollution Problem

Posted by Fraser Coast Opportunities on 8 July 2014
19 year old Boyan Slat has come up with a solution that he believes will aid the the plastic pollution problem. The method is the worlds first feasible project to clean the ocean of plastic using the oceans currents. Boyan first became frustrated when diving in Greece and came across more plasti ... Read more

Paddlers in water

Whale Festival now a season long celebration

Posted by Fraser Coast Opportunities on 7 July 2014
Hervey Bay’s annual Whale Festival will spread its events and activities across the whole whale watching season, from July to November. The Festival is traditionally held throughout the month of August, but Fraser Coast Opportunities has extended it into a season-long celebration in honour of t ... Read more

Frontiers launches a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Marine Science

Posted by Fraser Coast Opportunities on 24 June 2014
Frontiers – a community driven open-access publisher and research networking platform -- is pleased to announce the launch of a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Marine Science. Continue reading “Frontiers launches a new open-access journal: Frontiers in Marine Science” &ra ... Read more