Australian floods could damage Great Barrier Reef

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  1. Zoban

    Zoban Skunk Shrimp

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    Australian floods could damage Great Barrier Reef -  News - MSN CA

    Australia's Great Barrier Reef is threatened by pollution and toxins being carried out to sea by the devastating floods that have been causing havoc in the eastern state of Queensland for the past few weeks.

    Researchers at James Cook's University are concerned that as floodwaters empty into the Coral Sea on Australia's eastern coast, they will bring with them pesticides, heavy metal residue and other toxins washed away from farms and abandoned mines.

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  3. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Interesting and concerning article Zoban

    I will move this to the Environmental forum

    Steve