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Coral Reefs Will be Permanently Damaged Without Urgent Action

October 31, 2007

parrot fish Coral reefs could be damaged beyond repair, unless we change the way we manage the marine environment. New research shows how damaged Caribbean reefs will continue to decline over the next 50 years. Full Story

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