[Coral-List] Great Barrier Reef news story

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Fri Dec 22 22:42:04 EST 2017

Great Barrier Reef Team hunting for bleaching survivors finds first new
coral in 30 years.    (first new on the Great Barrier Reef, that is)



"Dr Veron, who has been diving on the reef for more than 50 years, has seen
it deteriorate from ocean warming and agricultural run-off.

"Oh it's horrible. It's like seeing the family home slowly burning, and you
scream for a fire-engine … and you just see it falling to bits. It's just
awful," he said.

"I think the Great Barrier Reef could be entirely dead within 15 years," Dr
Veron said.

"What's much more likely is progressive deterioration," he said.

Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Contractor for NOAA NMFS Protected Species, and consultant
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

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