Discover more about climate threats to the Reef

29 February 2016

Coral reef expert Dr Katharina Fabricius from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) will discuss the health and future of the Great Barrier Reef in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland at 12pm on Tuesday 8 March.

Dr Fabricius said her talk would present the results of months of fieldwork in Papua New Guinea as well as experiments conducted in the new National Sea Simulator facility at AIMS.

A major focus of the work is to understand and predict the effects of the increasing acidification of our oceans from rising atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations on our reef systems.

The lecture is part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Discover More Talk series, held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Visit mtq.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Entry to the Museum is free for Townsville and Burdekin locals on Tuesday 8 March as one of the monthly free days sponsored by Townsville City Council and Burdekin Shire Council. 

Through the support of their councils, locals from Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook receive free entry to the Museum.

The Museum of Tropical Queensland, part of the Queensland Museum Network, is open from 9.30am – 5pm daily.