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Great Barrier Reef showing small signs of recovery says new report
The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has been under stress but is now showing some signs of recovery with coral starting to grow back in some areas.
Original Story Published August 25, 2020 by the BBC
📸: Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS)
The world’s most famous coral reef is showing signs of recovery.
The Great Barrier Reef is a huge area of living coral off the coast of Australia, which is home to thousands of species of plants and animals.
It’s so big it can even be seen from space, and is protected with World Heritage status for its “enormous scientific and intrinsic importance”.
A new report by The Australian Institute of Marine Sciences (AIMS) has shown that coral is starting to grow back in some areas of the reef despite being hit by mass coral-bleaching, cyclones and crown-of-thorns starfish.
Of the 86 reefs they looked at, more than two thirds showed a small increase in the amount of coral growing back.
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