Don’t worry reef scientists, Rupert’s got this one

26 August 2015

While in Australia on holiday, Rupert Murdoch decided to take to Twitter to share his opinions on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Warning: they're far from scientific.

Aerial view showing lagoon detail. Wistari Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.

© Gary Bell / Oceanwideimages.c


rupertUnfortunately, no matter how good it looks to Rupert, the Reef’s health is deteriorating. Since 1985, half of the coral cover of the Reef has disappeared. In 2014, an Australian Government report found the Reef’s health was ‘poor and expected to further deteriorate in the future’. To make matters worse, a massive coal project on the doorstep of the Reef further threatens its health – find out more and take action here.

Unfortunately for Rupert, the Internet had something to say about his musings. Scroll down and check out some of the best responses. And if you have any gems you’d like to share with us, just post them in the comments section underneath!

Disagree with Rupert and his naked eye? Take action to save the Great Barrier Reef here.