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Great Barrier Reef Parallel to Australia Coast – May 4th, 2013

23.6S 152.1E

May 4th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Image of the day

Australia – May 4th, 2013

The Great Barrier Reef stretches 2,300 kilometres along the Queensland coast and includes over 2,900 reefs, and around 940 islands and cays.
Although the reef was thought to be well-protected, scientists have discovered that poor fishing practices, pollution and coral bleaching exacerbated by increased sea temperatures due to global warming are all seriously threatening the reef’s future.

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