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Great Barrier Reef: protecting its future

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem on earth and one of the best managed marine areas in the world. At 348000 square kilometres, the ...

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Scientists say there’s basically no way the Great Barrier Reef was bleached naturally

Scientists say there’s basically no way the Great Barrier Reef was bleached naturally | 12 Geography: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Climate change dramatically upped the odds of severe Great Barrier Reef bleaching, researchers say.
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Great Barrier Reef: late-season cyclone may ease coral bleaching threat

Great Barrier Reef: late-season cyclone may ease coral bleaching threat | 12 Geography: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
The threat of major coral bleaching in the Great Barrier Reef looks to be receding with the onset of stormier weather.
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Great Barrier Reef and local natural resources projects get $8 million

Great Barrier Reef and local natural resources projects get $8 million | 12 Geography: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Queensland’s farms, bushland, rivers, creeks, and the Great Barrier Reef will be better protected thanks to $8 million in natural resource management funds from the Palaszczuk Government. read now...
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Coral Bleaching Taskforce: more than 1,000 km of the Great Barrier Reef has bleached

Coral Bleaching Taskforce: more than 1,000 km of the Great Barrier Reef has bleached | 12 Geography: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
Bleaching has hit a huge swathe of the Great Barrier Reef, with many corals in the reef's remote northern reaches now expected to die as a result of warm waters linked to this summer's El Niño.
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How will the Barrier Reef recover from the death of one-third of its northern corals?

How will the Barrier Reef recover from the death of one-third of its northern corals? | 12 Geography: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
An estimated one-third of corals have now died in the parts of the Great Barrier Reef hit hardest by bleaching, meaning recovery could take years or even decades.
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Ocean acidification is already harming the Great Barrier Reef's growth

Ocean acidification is already harming the Great Barrier Reef's growth | 12 Geography: Ecosystems | Scoop.it
By artificially going 'back in time' to more alkaline ocean conditions, researchers have shown the damage that ocean acidification is already doing to the Great Barrier Reef.
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