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April 1984, Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef. The helicopter landed in a swirl of sand on the circular pad near the resort. I grabbed my gear, walked across the island to the research station for a hasty hello, then headed down the beach to the waiting skiff. Fifteen minutes after landing,...

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Published in: Our Dying Planet p. 1
Main Author: Peter F. Sale
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of California Press 08-13-2011
Edition: 1
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Summary: April 1984, Heron Island, southern Great Barrier Reef. The helicopter landed in a swirl of sand on the circular pad near the resort. I grabbed my gear, walked across the island to the research station for a hasty hello, then headed down the beach to the waiting skiff. Fifteen minutes after landing, I boarded theMV Hero, joining my research team. They had just spent a week under trying circumstances of high winds, rough seas, and cold rain doing scuba surveys of the Capricorn Group on the southern Great Barrier Reef. Naturally, on my arrival, the seas had flattened and
ISBN: 9780520267565
0520267567
DOI: 10.1525/j.ctt1pnsh8.4