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Devastating images showing the complete destruction of coral colonies on the Great Barrier Reef have been obtained by Guardian Australia and illustrate what is happening to coral there that would fill an area the size of Scotland.

They reveal the rapid death of coral impacting much of the Great Barrier Reef, with estimates that as much as half of the coral in the northern third of the 2000km reef had this fate.

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Justin Marshall, a biologist at the University of Queensland, says more than 90% of the coral around Lizard island is dead or dying.

Continue reading:  Great Barrier Reef: devastating images tell story of coral colonies’ destruction

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7 thoughts on “Great Barrier Reef: devastating images tell story of coral colonies’ destruction

    • You get it, I get it, and many people are getting it; but, the bulk of humanity still doesn’t realize how serious this situation is. Our oceans are dying, and they are dying incredibly fast. The resulting impacts to Earth’s biosphere, which includes us, will be nothing short of catastrophic within this century. The only reason why this is happening – besides ignorance, stupidity, and greed – is the low regard we humans have for our own species.

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