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Australia Points To Barbados To Warn Of Reef Damage

From The Age.com

Beautiful corals dotted throughout the Great Barrier Reef could be killed off by seaweed and algae within decades, an expert has warned.

Associate Professor John Pandolfi, of the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies (CoECRS), said damaged reefs in the Caribbean were a "warning bell" for the Australian natural wonder.

Research by the Brisbane-based professor and the University of Queensland shows the coral reefs off Barbados in the Caribbean have changed dramatically – suffering more damage in the past 30 years than at any other time over the past 220,000 years because of human activity.

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