Who Stole the Great Barrier Reef?

Great Barrier Reef Australia

The Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral cover in the last 27 years. Loss of coral is caused mainly by cyclones and crown-of-thorns starfish as reported by Australian Institute of Marine Science in Townsville.

cyclone damage

There are two major reasons why this is happening tropical cyclone storms, growing population of crown-of-thorns starfish and warm sea temperatures.

The reefs can regain their coral cover but that will take  10-20 years if not disturbed. The starfish can be stopped but the cyclones are under no one’s control.

(Image &News Credit : scienceinpublic.com.au/marine)


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