Measuring the impact of the floods on the reef

612 ABC Brisbane

18 October 2012

We all know that the floods of 2011 were a huge event, but it seems the effects are still being felt off the coast.

Yesterday at the Fitzroy Basin Authority's annual muster the assembled crowd heard about the research that was conducted following last year's flooding and what effect that had on the coastal and reef ecosystem.

Jon Brodie is the Principal Research Scientist for Tropical Water and Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) at James Cook University had some bad news when it came to discussing the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Read more

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