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barrier reef

a long narrow coral reef near and lying parallel to the shore, separated from it by deep water
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barrier reef

[′bar·ē·ər ‚rēf]
(geology)
A coral reef that runs parallel to the coast of an island or continent, from which it is separated by a lagoon.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Bleaching events have been happening worldwide since 2015 due to higher than normal ocean temperatures. NOAA (http://www.ibtimes.com/coral-reefs-climate-change-facts-massive-bleaching-event-may-be-coming-end-2554853) estimates this particular bleaching event is coming to an end , good news for reefs that have been suffering for months, including the Great Barrier Reef. But as the climate continues to change, (http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/coralreef-climate.html) higher ocean and air temperatures are expected, and coral is at a great risk of dying off if it can't adapt quickly enough.
Lodging an application with the Federal Government, the company proposes a 5,000 kilometre trail of seismic detonations -- more than one a minute, 24-hours a day, over 50 consecutive days -- less than 50 kilometres from the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
The report states that the actions to save the Great Barrier Reef have never been more time-critical. Australia's government has pressured Unesco, the United Nations' cultural organization, about the impact of climate change on the Great Barrier Reef.
This could be good news for the Great Barrier Reef, which has reportedly seen a dramatic reduction in the number of new corals settling on the reef in recent years.
Australians will be able to book a dive to the Great Barrier Reef through the global ride-hailing app Uber from the end of May (AFP / WILLIAM WEST / MANILA BULLETIN)
Nearly 30 per cent of the coral reefs died after the unprecedented bleaching event in 2016, the worst phenomenon ever recorded on the Great Barrier Reef, which is a Unesco World Heritage Site.
The Prince joined the 'Reef Roundtable', hosted by The Prince's Trust Australia and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.
They found that the the northern third of the Great Barrier Reef lost the highest amount of corals that year, while the central region suffered the most during another mass bleaching event in 2017.
Yma, mae Iolo'n son mwy am gymal diweddara ei daith fythgofiadwy i'r Great Barrier Reef....
BETH wnaeth dy dynnu i wneud cyfres am y Barrier Reef? Dw i wedi bod i Awstralia o'r blaen, ond erioed wedi bod i'r Great Barrier Reef.