澳洲大堡礁局势恶化,是否还有救? 分享到:
Study: Great Barrier Reef is Getting Worse at Recovering 2018-08-0649190

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef may be closer to collapse than we thought.
澳大利亚大堡礁的情况可能比预想的还要糟糕。
Scientists at the University of Queensland and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences claim the reef is getting worse at recovering from disturbances.
昆士兰大学和澳洲海洋科学学院的科学家称大堡礁的破坏情况加剧。
They published their findings Wednesday, July 18 in the journal Science Advances.
他们于7月18号周三在科学进展杂志上发表了他们的研究成果。
Past studies have focused only on the disturbances that have caused the reef to decline in the past 30 years ― like bleaching events and infections.
过去的研究主要集中在过去30年里导致大堡礁消失的因素上,像是漂白事件和感染。
But this study analyzed the reef’s natural recovery rate.
但是这项研究分析了大堡礁的自然康复率。
It found between 1992 and 2010, the recovery rate dropped by an average of 84 percent.
它发现在1992年至2010年间,康复率平均降低了84%。
But there is hope, the study also found some corals can recover quickly if "acute and chronic stressors" are lessened.
但是仍然有希望,研究还发现如果长期应激源减少的话,有些珊瑚能够迅速康复。
Meanwhile, the Australian government released its updated reef protection plan Friday.
同时澳洲政府在周五发布了其最新大堡礁保护计划。
It explicitly states global temperatures must be stopped from rising in order to save the world’s largest living structure.
它确切表明为了拯救世界上最大的生物结构,全球气温必须停止上升。
For United News International, I’m Cambrie Caldwell.
国际联合新闻,我是堪布里。

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Is there hope to recover Australia's Great Barrier Reef ?
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