Great Barrier Reef Deterioration
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Great coral reef catastrophe - half of the Great Barrier Reef has already disappeared

Great coral reef catastrophe - half of the Great Barrier Reef has already disappeared | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it

A long-term investigation of the reef by scientists at Townsville's Australian Institute of Marine Science found coral had been wiped out by intense tropical cyclones, a native species of starfish and coral bleaching. Half the Great Barrier Reef's coral has disappeared in the past 27 years and less than a quarter could be left within a decade unless action is taken, a landmark study has found.

 

Researchers warned that while the World Heritage listed reef was a dynamic system — with coral cover rising and falling over time — if the mass die-off continued less than 25 per cent would exist in 2022.

"The big concern going forward is that if nothing else changes than within 20 years the reef could be in a perilous state," said institute senior scientist Peter Doherty.

 

At 214 reef sites surveyed, the coral cover halved from 28 to 13.8 per cent between 1985 and 2012. Two-thirds of the loss occurred since 1998. Only three of the 214 reef sites exhibited no impact.


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What Can You Do About Climate Change | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia

What Can You Do About Climate Change | Great Barrier Reef | Cairns, Australia | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it
Great Barrier Reef diving, dive, snorkel, small groups, snorkeling, scuba, sail, cairns, australia, yacht charter, adventure, Liveaboard, Vacations, holiday
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the great barrier reef documentary

Australia's Great Barrier Reef, one of the natural wonders of the world and the largest living structure on our planet. Monty Halls explores its full 2000-ki...
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Great Barrier Reef tougher than thought - ABC Online

Great Barrier Reef tougher than thought - ABC Online | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it
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Great Barrier Reef tougher than thought
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Scientists have put together temperatures from the Great Barrier Reef for the last 20,000 years and found that the reef has survived a range of temperatures.
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef's Health 'Improving' | Weedingtech

Australia's Great Barrier Reef's Health 'Improving'. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia's health is improving since the use of pesticides and nitrogen have been reduced by farmers. This article highlights the danger of pesticide ...
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef Gets a Bit Cleaner - Scientific American

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SYDNEY (Reuters) - The United Nations on Wednesday said Australia was making progress to preserve the Great Barrier Reef, a key tourist attraction that environmentalists say faces threats from industrial and agricultural ...
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Save Great Barrier Reef From Destruction

Save Great Barrier Reef From Destruction | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef is being destroyed by industrialization and development. Muddied waters are starving the reef of sunlight and harmful toxins are poisoning the marine life.

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Great Barrier Reef - "The Reef" is in danger

A reprieve, but the Great Barrier Reef remains on death row The Great Barrier Reef may have been spared the indignity of being listed as a World Heritage Are...
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Alarming proposal for Great Barrier Reef to be used as drip tray for coal spills at Hay Point | Larissa Waters

Alarming proposal for Great Barrier Reef to be used as drip tray for coal spills at Hay Point | Larissa Waters | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it
The Australian Greens are alarmed by a proposal submitted to the federal government to build a coal port less than 50 metres from homes near Mackay and to load the coal from barges into ships offshore in the Great Barrier Reef.
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Leonardo DiCaprio tells of Great Barrier Reef 'devastation' - The Australian

Leonardo DiCaprio tells of Great Barrier Reef 'devastation' - The Australian | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it
Sydney Morning Herald Leonardo DiCaprio tells of Great Barrier Reef 'devastation' The Australian “Since my very first dive in the Great Barrier Reef in Australia 20-years-ago to the dive I got to do in the very same location just two years ago,...
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Decision on status of Australia's Great Barrier Reef deferred until 2015

Decision on status of Australia's Great Barrier Reef deferred until 2015 | Great Barrier Reef Deterioration | Scoop.it
Doha, 18 June – The World Heritage Committee meeting in Doha (Qatar) today deferred for 12 months a decision on whether to inscribe Australia's Great Barrier Reef on the List of World Heritage in Danger.
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