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Ningaloo Reef 'Can Survive Hotter Ocean'


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Michael Bennett

Source: The West Australian

October 11, 2010

 

The Ningaloo Reef could withstand a massive rise in sea temperature that threatens to wipe out 90 per cent of the world's coral reefs because of cooling ocean currents that circulate off the WA coast.

 

New scientific research has pointed to a worst-case scenario 4C rise in ocean temperatures as soon as 2050, with WA waters already heating up faster than the rest of Australia.

 

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