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  • Environment: More Damage At Great Barrier Reef Recorded
  • By Gavin Haines The Telegraph
  • AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION/ABC/HANDOUT
  • 21/02/2017
  • Contributed by: Daveyone ( 22 articles in 2017 )
Sir David Attenborough has warned of the “grave” dangers facing the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is still reeling from the biggest mass bleaching event in history

By Gavin Haines
The Telegraph

20 FEBRUARY 2017 • 5:22PM.
A heatwave that has brought record-breaking temperatures to parts of Australia – leading to bush fires, power outages and a rise in deaths from heat stress – could have a devastating effect on the Great Barrier Reef.

Though the mercury is set to drop this week, scientists fear the extreme weather event could place stress on the underwater ecosystem, which is still reeling from the worst bleaching events in its history.

Bleaching happens when corals become stressed by high water temperatures, which happened on a massive scale in 2016 when an underwater heatwave ravaged the 1,500-mile reef.

Bleached coral photographed at Maureen's Cove, the Whitsundays last Thursday
Recently bleached coral was spotted at Maureen’s Cove, the Whitsundays last week

CREDIT: AUSTRALIAN MARINE CONSERVATION SOCIETY
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    By:David Farmer from Herts, United Kingdom on March 12, 2017 @ 1:12 pm
    Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Coral Bleaching for Second Year — “We are entering uncharted territory.”
    https://daveyone1.wordpress.com/2017/03/11/great-barrier-reef-threatened-by-coral-bleaching-for-second-year-we-are-entering-uncharted-territory/

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