Publicado por: pongpesca | 2018/05/30

Great Barrier Reef survived five climate change ‘death events’ but may not bounce back this time

The Great Barrier Reef shot from a plane off the north Queensland coast.“The Great Barrier Reef survived five “death events” over the past 30,000 years, but might not be resilient enough to bounce back from current climate pressures, according to a new study.
By drilling into and extracting fossilised coral at the edge of the continental shelf, a team of scientists reconstructed how the reef shifted and evolved over the past 30,000 years.
In the journal Nature Geoscience today, they report that the reef migrated out to sea and landward again as sea levels rose and fell with changes in glaciation.
During these swings, the reef faced death events, but survived the ups and downs by shifting and growing at different depths.”

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Fonte: ABC News, 28 de maio de 2018


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