Global coral cover has fallen by half since 1950s, analysis finds

Global coral cover has fallen by half since 1950s, analysis finds

Overfishing, a heating planet, pollution and habitat destruction have devastated reefs, scientists warn

The world’s coral reef cover has halved since the 1950s, ravaged by global heating, overfishing, pollution and habitat destruction, according to an analysis of thousands of reef surveys.

From the 1,430-mile (2,300km) Great Barrier Reef in Australia to the Saya de Malha Bank in the Indian Ocean, coral reefs and the diversity of fish species they support are in steep decline, a trend that is projected to continue as the planet continues to heat in the 21st century.

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