Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Experts fear that Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral will be dead 26 years (Figure

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According to Hong Kong, "Wen Wei Po" reported that the coral is not only dazzling, more a large number of marine animals and plants to provide habitat for marine ecosystems play an important role, but the scientists found that Australia's Great Barrier Reef coral growth rate of a sharp decline over the past 20 years, dropped to 4 the lowest level since the first century, I am afraid that in 26 years will stop growing. Scientists said that once the cessation of calcification of corals will begin to collapse, replaced by seaweed, and ultimately the loss of habitat for small fish so that a decrease in the number, the larger the food chain will be affected predator. Scientists worry that the world of coral reefs may face the same problems, constitute a significant impact on marine life, called for an immediate investigation. As to why the Great Barrier Reef coral growth sharply, scientists think that is likely to change with the sea surface temperature and sea water to absorb large amounts of carbon dioxide lead to an increase in the acidity.

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