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International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns Hears Grim Forecast


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Author: Tarina White

Source: Cairns.com

July 11, 2012

"Dr Janice Lough, senior principal research scientist at the Australian Institute of Marine Science, said the growth of calcium carbonate coral skeletons, which form the backbone of the Reef, have been stunted by rising sea temperatures.

"Climate change is not a future event, it’s happening already," she said at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Cairns yesterday.

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