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The Great Barrier Reef is still one of the natural wonders of the world, but the beautiful mass of colorful coral is losing its greatness. As Jacqueline Williams reports for The New York Times , a underwater heatwave severely impacted the reef, causing large-scale coral die-offs.

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coral over All 30

coral over All 30

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To study this complex ecosystem, they needed a field station where they could conduct research in one location, from multiple disciplines, over a long period of time. Reefs themselves grow even more slowly because after the corals die, they break into smaller pieces and become compacted. Retrieved January 20,

How reefs end

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coral over All 30

coral over All 30

coral over All 30

Vote Are you sure you want to submit this vote? The times of maximum reef development were in the Middle Cambrian — Ma , Devonian — Ma and Carboniferous — Ma , owing to order Rugosa extinct corals and Late Cretaceous —66 Ma and all Neogene 23 Ma—present , owing to order Scleractinia corals.

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