Threats to the Reef - coastal development How dead is the Great Barrier Reef? 3 months ago   03:01

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Coastal development is one of the biggest threats to the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef. All actions — big or small — are vital for the Reef’s future. Students can help the Reef recover from the legacy of past actions and be better able to withstand those predicted to threaten its future. This series aims to encourage students to learn about and care for their local environment, in turn contributing to the health of the Great Barrier Reef.

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How dead is the Great Barrier Reef? Threats to the Reef - coastal development 3 months ago   08:11

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Coral bleaching is the biggest threat to the Great Barrier Reef. But it's too early for obituaries.
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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world and the only living structure visible from space. Although ecosystem managers in Australia have worked hard to preserve the reefs, the past couple of decades have brought a new threat that can't be solved by any one country alone: human-induced global warming. Rising ocean temperatures have caused mass coral bleaching in coral reefs around the world, in every tropical ocean from the Caribbean to the South Pacific. This is now considered to be the biggest threat that coral reefs face, and they face many, including overfishing, pollution, storm damage, and invasive species.

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