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Divers inspect the Great Barrier Reef

2011-02-11 10:52:50 GMT2011-02-11 18:52:50(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

An Australian Institute Of Marine Science (AIMS) diver inspects large Porites coral on the Great Barrier Reef, in this handout photo released to Reuters on February 10, 2011. (Reuters photo)

Australian Institute Of Marine Science (AIMS) divers examine cores of large Porites coral at Clerke Reef, Western Australia, in this handout photo released to Reuters February 10, 2011. (Reuters photo)

Divers from Australian Institute Of Marine Science (AIMS) inspected large Porites coral on the Great Barrier Reef in this handout photo released on February 10, 2011.

Flood and storm-battered northern Australia is likely to suffer more frequent weather extremes, according to a study of coral cores that reveal a centuries-old climate record for the region.

(Agencies)

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