Author: Patrick Caruana
Source: The Sydney Morning Herald 
July 8, 2012
"Coral reef experts gathering in far north Queensland this week are to urge Australia’s political leaders to ‘‘step up’’ on the protection of the Great Barrier Reef.
Marine scientists from throughout the world have gathered for the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium to discuss the latest in research and management practices.
The Australian Research Centre’s director of coral reef studies Terry Hughes said the effects of climate change were already being seen on the Great Barrier Reef."
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