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Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from complete ecosystem collapse

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Coral on reefs around Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef after the worst mass bleaching event in recorded history. Photograph: Justin Marshall/University of Queensland

Coral Watch investigator reports ‘shocking’ lack of fish and says the surviving corals are continuing to bleach, even during winter

July 21, 2016 — “Complete ecosystem collapse” is being seen on parts of the Great Barrier Reef, as fish numbers tumble and surviving corals continue to bleach into winter, according to a scientist returning from one of the worst-hit areas.  Continue reading Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from complete ecosystem collapse

Calls for climate action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

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‘WAKE-UP CALL.’ An undated handout photo obtained on March 21, 2016 shows a diver filming a reef affected by bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Photo from XL Catlin Seaview Survey/AFP
‘The reef can recover but we must speed up the shift to clean, renewable energy,’ says environmental group WWF

SYDNEY, Australia (Mar. 21, 2016) — Environmental groups Monday, March 21, urged greater action on climate change after the government sounded the alarm over severe coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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