Ongoing Danger to The Great Barrier Reef

Unload and Unwind

Before and After Dredging - Guess which is which. Before and After Dredging – Guess which is which.

To start the whole post off on the right foot lets start with a little show and tell.  This photo is of Gladstone harbor which is situated along the Queensland coast. It’s become an environmental disaster with local fishing industry destroyed, sending thousands out of jobs and families in danger of losing homes.

Dredge This ? Dredge This ?

Now the Queensland Minerals Council is spending money again on an advertising campaign [steering clear of social media this time – oops someone got burnt] which is aimed at proving that dredging does nothing to harm the environment and that dredging and/or dumping in the Great Barrier Reef will not damage it in any way.

We have no proof of any adverse effects of dredging the reef. We have no proof of any adverse effects of dredging the reef.

If these guys were fairy tale creatures they’d all be battling for the role of Pinocchio.

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