Climate change is killing the Great Barrier Reef

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Climate change is killing the Great Barrier Reef

Corals in the Great Barrier Reef have decreased by 50% in the last 20 years. Scientists think they will continue to die. The Great Barrier Reef of Australia has lost half of its corals between 1997 and 2017.  Increasing temperatures are once again believed to be the culprit, and baby coral and large breeding corals have seen the most impact, according to a recent study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society.  “The loss of big corals is important because they make all the babies — they’re responsible for a…

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