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Massive coral bleaching predicted in the Indo-Pacific

A December 2008 report from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts severe bleaching for parts of the Coral Triangle, a 3.4 million square mile expanse of ocean in the Indo-Pacific. This area, considered the centre of global marine life, is home to 75 per cent of all known coral species, including 500 species of reef-building coral, and more than 3,000…

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