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November 2016

Great Barrier Reef - August 8th, 1999

Description: What might be mistaken for dinosaur bones being unearthed at a paleontological dig are some of the individual reefs that make up the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest tropical coral reef system. The reef stretches more than 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles) along the coast of Queensland, Australia. It supports astoundingly complex and diverse communities of marine life and is the largest structure on the planet built by living organisms.


Credit: USGS/NASA/Landsat 7

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Rest in Pieces, Great Barrier Reef

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An obituary has been published for the Great Barrier Reef, appearing suddenly on the digital plain: landscape ultimate & forever & expanding & 24/7 the obituary will live on while death to coral & violence to ocean, blessed water a forgotten thing only trifling, so passé, of the past honestly — we want corpse gown and Day-Glo, we want fishes…

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