Coral Wonderland at Tipping Point
Author: Ben Cubby
Source: Muswellbrook Chronicle
July 14, 2012
"A diving expedition to the Great Barrier Reef towards the end of this century is likely to be a weird and disappointing experience, for anyone who had seen footage of the reef thriving in our time.
It will be paler, smaller and emptier. Many of the thousands of species of fish, turtles, dolphins and sea birds will have dispersed, and everywhere the crumbling bones of dead coral will be peeking through.
''It's going to be very boring out there,'' a James Cook University scientist, Janice Lough, told reporters in Queensland this week, at the world's largest gathering of coral researchers."
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