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The ocean’s biggest garbage pile is full of floating life

By Annie Roth Photo: Ben Lecomte

Researchers found that small sea creatures exist in equal number with pieces of plastic in parts of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which could have implications for cleaning up ocean pollution.

05/06/22
                                                               

Half Of The Great Barrier Reef Has Died Since 2016

By Trevor Nace Photo by Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

The world’s largest coral reef system, visible even from outer space, has lost half of its coral in the past two years. The Great Barrier Reef, once a colorful and visible display of biodiversity and a symbiotic ecosystem, now resembles a ghost town where life once flourished.

04/19/18
                                                               

Damage to Great Barrier Reef From Global Warming Is Irreversible, Scientists Say

By Jacqueline Williams Photo by XL Catlin Seaview Survey, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

An underwater heat wave that damaged huge sections of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef two years ago spurred a die-off of coral so severe that scientists say the natural wonder will never look the same again.

04/19/18