The Daily: Hugh Sweatman


05 October 2012

Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef and stretches over 3000 kilometers along the Queensland coast. Now, scientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science found that over half of its coral has disappeared over the past 27 years.

The study showed that if this loss of coral is not stopped, the future of the ecosystem could be under more serious threat. If this continues at the current rate, it is thought that the coral will halve again in 10 years. Read more


Related Projects: 
Project 1.1 'Monitoring status and trends of coral reefs of the Great Barrier Reef'