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Coral reefs off Tanzania’s coast are being destroyed, most beyond repair

If current trends continue and countries fail to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, nearly all of the world’s coral reefs will suffer severe bleaching on an annual basis, according to a new United Nations environment agency study. Bleaching has a hugely negative effect on the health of a coral reef which, in turn, is vital to ocean health. The Conversation Africa’s Samantha Spooner asked Leonard Chauka to shares his insights into coral bleaching on Tanzania’s coastline.

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