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Great Barrier Reef corals halve since 1995 –

Half of the Great Barrier Reef’s corals have been lost over the past quarter of a century, a new Australian study has found.



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The Great Barrier Reef’s corals have been halved over the past 25 years, with scientists identifying climate change and bleaching as culprits.
They say the reduction in the reef’s size has compromised its ability to recover and have urged immediate action to sharply decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
Their new study shows the reef’s number of small, medium and large corals has declined by more than 50 per cent since the mid-1990s.
While coral cover declines have been heavily publicised, natur…

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