Australia’s Other Great (and Threatened) Coral Reefs

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MELBOURNE, Australia — The United Nations issued a dire alert on Monday, warning that lots of the world’s coral reefs may die as quickly as 2040 on account of local weather change.

Already, warming waters have bleached greater than two-thirds of the coral within the Nice Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, which covers greater than 130,000 sq. miles and is seen from area.

However the Nice Barrier Reef, regardless of its standing, shouldn’t be the one distinctive or threatened marine ecosystem in Australia.

Listed here are another Australian ecosystems to bear in mind:

The Gulf of Carpentaria, in Australia’s Far North, is a distant and delicate ecosystem of mangroves, coral, sea grass beds, mud crabs, fish and shrimp. The mangrove bushes — which develop in salty water — present a nursery habitat for fish and wildlife and assist stop shoreline erosion.

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