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Severe bleaching last year on the northern Great Barrier Reef affected even the largest and oldest corals, like this slow-growing Porites colony.
TERRY HUGHES ET AL. / NATURE

SYDNEY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears.

But the reef, and the profusion of sea creatures living near it, are in profound trouble.

Huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching across hundreds of miles of its most pristine northern sector, were recently found to be dead, killed last year by overheated seawater. More southerly sections around the middle of the reef that barely escaped then are bleaching now, a potential precursor to another die-off that could rob some of the reef’s most visited areas of color and life. Read more here.

From The New York Times. By Damien Cave and Justin Gillis.

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Lady Elliot Island is located at the southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef. The Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort is one of 3 island resorts on the Great Barrier Reef and is located within the highest possible protection zone of the Marine Park.     Established in 1984 using prefabricated buildings, the eco resort has undergone a series of transformations to improve the visitor experience while at the same time reducing its energy usage.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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