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Great Barrier Reef Sees Largest Coral Die-Off on Record


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Great Barrier Reef Sees Largest Coral Die-Off on Record

Nika Knight, staff writer

The Great Barrier Reef suffered through the worst coral die-off in recorded history this year, scientists found, with unusually warm ocean water and record-setting bleaching events killing a stunning 90 percent of all coral in the worst-hit area.

"The coral was cooked."
—Prof. Terry Hughes,
ARC Centre of Excellence
for Coral Reef Studies


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I've heard mention of a coal depot planned in a section of the GBR. I wish we would have had mention of that in this article, whether it's still on or been cancelled. This is a crime against nature but there's no law against naturicide.