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Climate change: Great Barrier Reef springs back to life in stunning 'regeneration'


The WWF warned: “Coral bleaching matters because once these corals die, reefs barely come back.

“With few corals surviving, they struggle to reproduce, and entire reef ecosystems, on which people and wildlife depend, deteriorate.”

Data published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) indicates about 75 percent of the world’s corals experienced heat stress severe enough to trigger bleaching between 2014 and 2017.

And for about 30 percent of the reefs, the heat stress was considered bad enough to kill the corals.

Scientists are, consequently, thrilled to see the Great Barrier Reef reproduce.





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