Global warming alarm

Date: 1/4/2005

Floating shadecloths have been placed over parts of Agincourt Reef on Australia’s far northern

Great Barrier Reef in a desperate attempt to protect corals from bleaching and death. According to experts,

the world’s coral reefs could be dead in as little as 20 years as sea temperatures rise due to global warming.

The shadecloth idea is an attempt to preserve at least some corals in the hope that they will lead to a

regeneration in future. Dive Pacific Australian correspondent David King will investigate this alarming

development in the June/July issue.

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