Great Barrier Reef Faces Extreme Danger
/ July 22, 2014
Since the 1980s, the Great Barrier Reef's coral cover has halved, the Australian Coral Reef Society says, and by 2015, there will be fewer fish and large swathes of seaweed where complex coral structures once thrived, The Courier Mail reported.
Threats to the reef, scientists told a Senate committee that's investigating how governments have managed the reef, include coastal development, farm run-off and poor water quality. These scientists also say that the reef cannot rejuvenate after times of stress as it once did.