Race against time to save Great Barrier Reef from ocean acidification, warns marine expert

Australia has just 20 years to save the Great Barrier Reef from significant damage by ocean acidification, one of the nation’s foremost authorities on marine science has warned.

Dr Charlie Veron, the former chief scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science, said the threat of ocean acidification was not being taken seriously.

Dr Veron, regarded as the “grandfather” of coral reef science in Australia, having discovered 20 per cent of the world’s corals, predicted the Great Barrier Reef would suffer severe damage as a result of the process within the next 20 years.

The Courier Mail, 10 June 2010. Full article.

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