THE BAD

Finweek English Edition - - THE WEEK -

Sci­en­tists sur­vey­ing the Great Bar­rier Reef in Aus­tralia said that it had suf­fered “the worst co­ral die-off ever recorded” as an in­crease in the wa­ter tem­per­a­ture bleached and weak­ened the co­ral, ny­times.com re­ported. About 66% of the shal­low-wa­ter co­ral on the reef’s pre­vi­ously pris­tine, 700km north­ern stretch is dead, while on some atolls in the north all the co­ral has died. Only a cy­clone that re­duced wa­ter tem­per­a­tures by about 3˚C in the south saved the lower reaches of the 2 250km reef from dam­age, ny­times.com re­ported.

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