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In half century, Brazil lost 80% of coral reef: study

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Monday, 24 September 2012

In half century, Brazil lost 80% of coral reef: studyBrasilia (AFP) Sept 23, 2012

In just five decades, Brazil has lost 80 percent of the coral reef once found along 3,000 kilometers (1,864 miles) of its northeastern coast, according to a study cited by local media Sunday. Brazil's reef ecosystems - with 18 species of coral, algae and at least three types of fish - lie not far out to sea, near major Brazilian cities like Fortaleza, Recife and Natal. The study, cited
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