Decrease in growth of coral reef

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Decrease in growth of coral reef

Post by Admin » Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:17 pm

A recent study from the Australian Institute of Marine Science found that 'coral growth' in the Great Barrier Reef has declined more than 13% since 1990.

Increasing ocean acidity could be one of the reasons that's destroying calcification (by the tiny coral polyps) of the reef . Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef on Earth.

Source: Reuters

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