Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sea Anemone Shortage a 'Nemo' Housing Problem; Coffs Marine Researcher Takes New Role in National Coral Reef Society

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sea Anemone Shortage a 'Nemo' Housing Problem; Coffs Marine Researcher Takes New Role in National Coral Reef Society

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SOUTHERN Cross University marine researcher and senior lecturer Dr Anna Scott has been appointed Vice President of the Australian Coral Reef Society.

The Society is the oldest coral reef society in the world and plays a key role in promoting scientific research on Australian coral reefs.

It has around 300 members and celebrates the biodiversity of Australia's coral reefs and supports reef scientists, and advises policy makers in their quest to sustain reefs into the future.

Dr Scott, who is based at the University's National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour, has held a number of positions in Society, including treasurer and councillor.

"I am very excited about the new position and the opportunity to contribute further to protecting our reefs, which are increasingly under threat.

"Climate change is just one of the risks facing our coral reefs and we need to ensure that we can continue to bring these major conservation issues to the forefront. …

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