A general view of Broadhurst Reef on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Photo: Brendan Kelaher via Reuters A general view of Broadhurst Reef on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Photo: Brendan Kelaher via Reuters
A general view of Broadhurst Reef on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Photo: Brendan Kelaher via Reuters
Australia

How artificial clouds may help save Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

  • Researchers are using a turbine to spray microscopic sea particles to thicken existing clouds and reduce sunlight on the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem
  • By cutting light over the reef by 6 per cent in summer, ‘bleaching stress’ would be cut by 50-60 per cent on the undersea ecosystem, scientists say

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A general view of Broadhurst Reef on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Photo: Brendan Kelaher via Reuters A general view of Broadhurst Reef on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Photo: Brendan Kelaher via Reuters
A general view of Broadhurst Reef on the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland. Photo: Brendan Kelaher via Reuters
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