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Rowley Shoals: thriving Australian reef shows what’s possible when ecosystems are untouched by humans

New study shows fishing restrictions across the archipelago helped sustain threatened species and biodiversity during a time of ‘unprecedented’ decline — Read on http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/apr/07/rowley-shoals-thriving-australian-reef-shows-whats-possible-when-ecosystems-are-untouched-by-humans

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Coral bleaching Christmas Atoll

Over the past two weeks, a team of researchers led by Julia Baum, a biologist at the University of Victoria and Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech, has been stationed at Kiritimati, and via hundreds of dives they … Continue reading

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Microplastics choking coral on Great Barrier Reef

Corals are half plant and half animal. Turbidity in seawater blocks sunlight, which stifles photosynthetic growth. This story is about new research which identifies that animal component of coral ingests micro plastics which accumulate in the gut which, again, kills … Continue reading

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