Monday, March 20, 2006

The cycle of life

Okay, well here's an article with some more unfortunate news:
SYDNEY (AFP) - Parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, treasured as the world's largest living organism, were probably killed by Cyclone Larry on, an expert said.

The storm caused widespread destruction when it hit Australia's northeastern coast and the damage would extend below the waves, said David Wachenseld, director for science at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

That storm caused little damage when it came ashore in a very sparsely populated part of the coast, but damaged coral over a 160 kilometre (100 mile) wide path, with destruction highest in the centre.
Here is a related story about the bleaching of the coral reefs in Australia, and here is a story with some good news for a change.