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Great Barrier Reef coral halved by bleaching, climate change, report finds – ABC News

Climate change and bleaching have taken a shocking toll on the Great Barrier Reef over the past three decades, a study finds, and with data about recent events …

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The Great Barrier Reef has lost more than half of its corals since 1995, according to a new Australian Research Council (ARC) report.
Key points:

  • A study by James Cook University scientists shows the Great Barrier Reef had declined by 50 percent since the mid-1990s
  • Small, medium and large coral populations have all declined, largely because of bleaching events
  • The lead author of the study said the impact of bleaching in 2020 is not yet known

The ARC Centre …

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