The long-term outlook for Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was downgraded to “very poor” for the first time on Friday by the official agency charged with managing the world heritage site.
The good news comes in the wake of an ecological crisis where more than 50 per cent of corals that once made up the Great Barrier Reef have died over the last 25 years due to environmental damage.
A shark seriously injured two men on Tuesday on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, an ambulance official said. The injured men were brought by boat from the Whitsunday Islands to the mainland town of Airlie Beach
Luminous yellow and blue fish dart through the fragments of coral hanging from rows of pipes anchored to the seabed in Guanahacabibes, in western Cuba, while scientists in diving gear annotate their observations.
The UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites included Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, but climate change and its adverse effects have left the reef's current status in discussion