Bombs dropped on Reef raise alarm bells

Friends of the Earth Brisbane is alarmed at the disclosure that two US Harriet jets have dumped 500 pound bombs on the Great Barrier Reef earlier this week. (article below and at:
http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/19/.UeoUfym4zA0.twitter )

The US Marine jets are in Australia participating in US-Australia joint military exercise Talisman Saber, which sees 18,000 US and 9,000 Australian troops engaging in combined land, sea and air training, primarily at Shoalwater Bay, just north of Rockhampton in central Queensland.

Talisman Sabre must halt bombing as civilians enter training area – Greens warn

Australian Greens spokesperson assisting on Defence - Senator Scott Ludlam. 23 July 2013.

Greens Senator Scott Ludlam says the US bombing of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked two peace protestors to enter the Shoalwater Bay Military Training Area today to disrupt the Talisman Sabre training exercises.