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Old 04-19-2009, 02:30 PM   #1
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Herbicide drainage harms reef
Monday, 13 April 2009
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http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20091404-19017.html
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A comprehensive research program investigating pesticide residue run-off has revealed a suite of herbicides in rivers and creeks and in marine waters within the Great Barrier Reef lagoon.
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The researchers noted that a full assessment of the risk of herbicide runoff to the Great Barrier Reef was complicated by a limited number of ecotoxicological studies on relevant species, and the possibility of additive or enhanced effects by the combination of these herbicides as well as with elevated suspended sediments and nutrients also being transported in river runoff.

“However,” Mr Brodie said, “the results show that herbicide runoff from agricultural lands are of concern to marine ecosystems of the Great Barrier Reef and are sometimes at concentrations which would directly affect seagrass and coral reef species, at least temporarily.”
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Research shows herbicides a concern to Reef - JCU
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:55 AM   #2
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Well duh! Ya think? I wonder what idiot paid for that study?
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Old 04-20-2009, 02:31 PM   #3
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Well duh! Ya think? I wonder what idiot paid for that study?
The Australian Government.
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Old 04-22-2009, 07:57 PM   #4
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Figures, must be something genetically attached to gov'ts.
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