Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef
What is your opinion on how it will affect tourism in the Whitsundays?
Dan Burger, Cannon Valley
The bleaching has nothing to do with our area. I am not convinced it is a concern for our tourism industry.
Steve Andrew, Airlie Beach
It’s a massive concern. My income is derived from the tourism industry and if it got worse it could spell the end of people coming here.
Abell Morris, Cannonvale
Without the coral the area is going downhill. The younger generation are going to miss out on seeing what we have experienced.
Lynne Erricker, Proserpine
It will affect my grandchildren’s generation. There are enough people who are experts that are concerned about it.
Keri Rea, Airlie Beach
No. It’s beautiful; I work out there and know it’s gorgeous. It’s not bleached, I go there four days a week.
Dave Tindall, Airlie Beach
Yeah, they don’t seem to really know how to come to grips with it. The biggest problem will be for tourism, people come from all over the world to see the reef.
Jay Condron, Airlie Beach
It affects everyone. It’s not so much about the (tourism) operators here, it’s about a piece of global art gone.