The Great Barrier Reef has had five near-death experiences in the past 30,000 years

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According to a new study, entire stretches of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef have died and eventually recovered five times in the past 30,000 years—and it may be happening again today. The study “holds some really important lessons” for understanding how resilient corals are in the face of change, and how quickly they recover after catastrophic events, says Kiim Cobb. She is a professor in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. She wasn’t involved in the work.

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  • Created On: Jun 1, 2018 - 4:59pm
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