COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Testing the Waters
Description: The Great Barrier Reef is one of the planet's most fragile ecosystems, home to more than 11,000 species that live, if not necessarily in harmony, in a carefully orchestrated symbiotic balance. The recent Queensland floods were most notably tragic for the lives lost and property destroyed. But they have also hurt the Great Barrier Reef by funneling into the ocean vast plumes of freshwater and agricultural runoff that could severely damage the coral. [Source: Time]
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Source: Time
Publish Date: 3/5/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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