The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral in the last 27 years

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 14:04 in Earth & Climate

The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral cover in the last 27 years. The loss was due to storm damage (48%), crown of thorns starfish (42%), and bleaching (10%) according to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today by researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) in Townsville.

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