If reefs can’t adapt, are they doomed?


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If reefs can't adapt, are they doomed?

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  Last updated June 15, 2017 at 12:57 pm

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The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble. Terry Hughes is a Bragg member and passionate reef researcher, and research from his team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies published today in Nature shows that reefs are not adapting to bleaching events.  The 2016 event was the worst catastrophe for the reef yet.  Despite management efforts, fishing practices or water quality had no effect on whether reefs survived bleaching.  Even the most pristine reefs were not safe.  Immediate action to curb global warming is needed to save reefs around the world.


 


 



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