Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Suffers Mass Bleaching Event

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Warming sea waters caused the Great Barrier Reef to experience another mass coral bleaching event on Friday. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) reported widespread bleaching over the reef on …

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Last Known Irrawady Dolphin Found Dead

Cambodian wildlife officials reported the death of the last known freshwater Irrawaddy dolphin on the stretch of the Mekong River in northeastern Cambodia on Wednesday. The dolphin was found dead on Tuesday on a riverbank in Stung Treng province near …

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Turkey to Vows to ‘Solve’ Sea Snot Problem

Turkey has vowed to solve the mucilage covering its waters known as “sea snot” which has threatened marine life and affected livelihoods, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said over the weekend. Experts say the marine mucilage or the overpopulation of phytoplankton, …

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