Testing the Waters

Mahr, Krista
February 2011
Time International (Atlantic Edition);2/7/2011, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p32
The article discusses marine environmental conditions and damage that the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) has sustained despite being one of the most protected marine resources in the world. Coral's importance to the food chain is described. Impacts on GBR coral are attributed to floods in Queensland, rising ocean temperatures, and changes in ocean chemistry.


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