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Massive mangrove die-off on Gulf of Carpentaria worst in the world

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Aerial footage of ‘unprecedented’ mangrove die-off in the Gulf of Carpentaria in mid 2016. The die-off is thought to be a result of low rainfall and warm temperatures. Photograph: Professor Norm Duke/James Cook University

Climate change and El Niño the culprits, says Norm Duke, an expert in mangrove ecology, after seeing 7,000ha of dead mangroves over 700km

July 11,2016 — Climate change and El Niño have caused the worst mangrove die-off in recorded history, stretching along 700km of Australia’s Gulf of Carpentaria, an expert says.  Continue reading Massive mangrove die-off on Gulf of Carpentaria worst in the world