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Still Suffering

Australia's own Natural Wonder is still enduring loss. Global Warming and Cyclone Debbie have marred the Great Barrier Reef. However with new findings and the government implementing strategies to ensure its survival, it is unlikely that it will be enough.

It is believed that within half a century, the Great Barrier Reef will be considered deceased.

The Great Barrier Reef will lose most of its coral cover by 2050, inflicting billions of dollars in damage on Australia's tourism and fishing industries, a study on coral bleaching has warned. - Sydney Morning Herald Online

An aerial survey revealed that two-thirds of the reef has now been devastated by severe coral bleaching.

Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef is now devastated by severe coral bleaching, with damage occurring further south this year, Queensland scientists say.

Coral that has not died from bleaching has a chance to mend, however even then, it may take 10 years to recover.

Joshua Jackson is in the Great Barrier Reef experiencing the effect climate change is having on the world’s coral reefs. ➡ Subscribe:

In accordance to the findings, the Australian Government has issued its highest response level.

Australian government issues emergency response level after problem that may be linked to climate change.

Paired with Tropical Cyclone Debbie which hit in March, the Great Barrier Reef has taken yet another devastating blow.

AS severe bleaching wreaks havoc on the coral, the Great Barrier Reef has had to deal with another devastating blow — Cyclone Debbie.

The damaged to the reef, is still being assessed.

The damage to the Great Barrier Reef by Cyclone Debbie is still being assessed, but researchers say the storm could be both a blessing and a curse for the reef.

The diverse reef is home to 1,625 species of fish 1,400 species of coral and over 3000 species of molluscs.

Fish, corals, mollusks, echinoderms, sea snakes, sponges, birds, and mammals all make their home on the Great Barrier Reef.

But it won't be long till until this treasure of life and colour is lost for good. It's time to take action.

The Great Barrier Reef – a canary in the coal mine for global warming – can no longer be saved in its present form partly because of the “extraordinary rapidity” of climate change, experts have conceded. Instead, action should be taken to maintain the World Heritage Site's 'ecological function' as its ecological health declines, they reportedly recommended.