A playground for science: Great Barrier Reef

Pocock, Celmara (2010) A playground for science: Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Historical Atlas, Oct 2010.

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Abstract

On the voyage of the Endeavour in 1770 the term 'Labyrinth' was used to describe the innumerable coral cays, reefs and shoals that challenged the navigational skills of Captain James Cook as he sailed along the northeast coast of Australia. The navigational puzzle took centuries to resolve through survey and mapping, but the complex intricacy of life below the surface remains a scientific curiosity.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © The State of Queensland (Queensland Museum) 2010. The Queensland Museum retains ownership of all material on this site unless otherwise specifically stated. Permission is granted to copy material owned by the Queensland Museum under the terms of the Copyright Act 1968 (as amended) and in accordance with fair dealing provisions; provided that the content is not altered and the source is acknowledged.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Arts - Department of Humanities and International Studies
Date Deposited: 31 May 2013 01:51
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 05:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: expeditions; Great Barrier Reef; islands; science; zoology; history; Low Isles
Fields of Research : 06 Biological Sciences > 0602 Ecology > 060205 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
04 Earth Sciences > 0405 Oceanography > 040599 Oceanography not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/22467

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