A key claim in a January 2016 article in the scientific journal, Nature, is that there are no longer any living colonies of Acropora - a particular type of coral - at Stone Island off Bowen Harbour in the Whitsundays, and that other corals are now covered in mud.
Dr Peter Ridd's path to dismissal by James Cook University began with an email questioning claims that the corals at Stone
Dr Marohasy and her team went to find out the true state of the coral reefs around Stone Island.
What they found contradicts the Nature paper and proves this key reef system is very much alive.
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Throughout history, individuals have been crushed by the masses, particularly when their evidence does not concur with the overall agenda. Rational argument is not possible when people think in terms of slogans, especially when some of those in authority have no real firsthand experience of nature