Coral bleach­ing on the Great Bar­rier Reef

What is your opin­ion on how it will af­fect tourism in the Whit­sun­days?

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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.

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