The Great Barrier Reef Has More LIVING CORAL Than Ever, But Here’s Why This Isn’t As Hopeful As You’d Think
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@australianmarinescience just released new data showing that there’s more living coral covering the Great Barrier Reef than in the history of their 36 years tracking this data. But, record breaking coral cover might not be as hopeful as you’d think. Most of this coral is a particular species of fast growing coral that, while more likely to grow in poorer conditions when compared to other types of coral, is much more susceptible to damage, temperature stress, bleaching and crown-of-thorn starfish outbreaks. This means, and a lack of biodiversity, means that the worse climate change makes like for coral in the Great Barrier Reef, the more vulnerable the reef will get as a result!