New research by scientists has uncovered something disturbing about the “rainforests of the sea”: their growth is stunted. In fact, the Great Barrier Reef is growing at its slowest rate in the last 400 years.New research by scientists has uncovered something disturbing about the “rainforests of the sea”: their growth is stunted. In fact, the Great Barrier Reef is growing at its slowest rate in the last 400 years. Coral reef draws calcium out of the ocean, making it a healthier living environment for sea creatures – but with its calcification rate dropping drastically, it’s expected to threaten the biodiversity of the oceans. Let’s hope scientists can find a way to speed it up before it’s too late.

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