Great Barrier Reef hit by ‘extraordinarily large’ muddy flood plume

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Great barrier of reef, Australia. Photo source: ©© Secruza


Massive plumes of polluted floodwater spanning the entire coast of north-east Queensland are encroaching on the outer reaches of the Great Barrier Reef, sparking a fresh threat to the beleaguered natural wonder.

Scientists are surveying the marine fallout from the state’s latest natural disaster, with the spectacle of muddy waters fanning out from swollen rivers of the Whitsundays to Cape Tribulation captured in satellite images that have been shared around the world…

Read Full Article; ABC News Australia (02-14-2019)

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