Mar 15, 2017

Science|Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

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Words and promises of action in some far off future election will not save the once great natural wonder of the Great Barrier Reef from death.

If most of the world’s coral reefs die, as scientists fear is increasingly likely, some of the richest and most colorful life in the ocean could be lost, along with huge sums from reef tourism. In poorer countries, lives are at stake: Hundreds of millions of people get their protein primarily from reef fish, and the loss of that food supply could become a humanitarian crisis.

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