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Low Water Quality Affects 25% of Reef


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Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

July 28, 2010

 

Low water quality is affecting almost a quarter of the Great Barrier Reef, a new study shows.

 

The 10-year study carried out by the Australian Institute of Marine Science found 22 per cent of the Great Barrier Reef - almost 650 reefs - did not meet water quality guidelines.

 

The study found reefs with poorer water quality suffered a loss in coral biodiversity and an increase in seaweed cover.

 

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