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Coral reef growth is slowest ever

A new report from scientists at the Australian Institute of Marine Science has found that coral growth in the Great Barrier Reef has declined to it’s slowest rate in the past 400 years.  Contributing to the decline of the growth rate of coral are global warming and the increasing acidity of seawater.  The destruction of  coral threatens many marine organisms, as the reefs are central and key components of the ecosystems and food webs.

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