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New study reveals impact of mining on coral reefs

A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) has shown the impact phosphate mining is having on our coral reefs.  The study looked at coral reefs around Christmas Island, where there's been extensive phosphate mining for around 100 years.  Lead researcher Dr. Jennie Mallela says in areas near the island's mining 'hot spots' the reef showed high levels of pollution.  This pollution has caused a slowdown in reef growth and diversity.  Read more....

 

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