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Great Barrier Reef: Mass decline in 'coral babies', scientists say

Image copyright CUTE WILLIS / ARC CENTER CORAL REEF STUDIES Image caption The Great Barrier has been mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017                  The number of new corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef has plundered by 89% since unprecedented bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, [1 items] The events, which are two-thirds of the world's largest reef system, …

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After bleaching, corals of the Great Barrier Reef do not jump back quickly

Enlarge / Bleached Coral in March 2017. The Australian Great Barrier Reef was hit hard by warm seawater in 2016 and 2017. Disasters in the background were filled with widespread coral extinctions. During the heat of ocean waves, corals must drive out the single-celled symbiots that are photosynthesized in them. The corals thus get a pale white color – a …

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Seismologists found mountains and smooth plains on a barrier deep in the mantle – ScienceDaily

Most schoolchildren learn that the earth has three (or four) layers: crust, mantle and core, sometimes divided into an inner and outer core. This is not wrong, but there are several other layers that scientists have identified within the Earth. In a study published this week in Science the geophysicists at Princeton Jessica Irving and Wenbo Wu in collaboration with …

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Australian floods send dirty water over the Great Barrier Reef

Image copyright MATT CURNOCK / TROPWATER JCU Caption Caption The floodwaters have spread over 60 km off the coast Dirty water from a flood crisis in northern Australia has spread to parts of the Great Barrier Reef and put them under stress, scientists say. The floods are the result of weeks of devastating rainfall in Queensland. Aerial pictures show that …

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This robot delivers coral babies to the Great Barrier Reef

By Marlene Cimons The climate is changing faster than many species can adapt. Therefore, scientists are trying to accelerate evolution by promoting the proliferation of creatures that can absorb heat. Think of this as a natural selection with a small boost of people – or in some cases robots. Australian scientists Peter Harrison and Matthew Dunbabin recently teamed up for …

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