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Sunscreen Might Negatively Impact Coral Reefs

By Emma Grace Fairchild: ¬†Oceanographers and marine biology researchers have been concerned with the health of the world’s coral reefs for years. Playing a critical role in entire local oceanic ecosystems, reefs exist in only 1% of all oceans yet host an estimated 1 million different species that call reefs …

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Threats To The Great Barrier Reef

By Kim Robson: A recent report revealed that, due mainly to cyclones and damage from the Crown-of-thorns starfish, the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) had lost 50% of its living coral. The GBR also faces new threats from coral bleaching, ocean water acidification and coal shipping. All coral reefs suffer from …

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