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Vast coral reefs killed off by Sumatran earthquake

Reuters in Jakarta
Friday April 13, 2007
The Guardian

Indonesian reef with low coral cover and lack of structure. Photograph: AP/Wildlife Conservation Society

A strong earthquake that struck Indonesia’s Sumatra island two years ago has killed off some of the largest areas of coral ever documented, a study by scientists from two conservation groups found. The quake itself killed nearly 1,000 people on Nias island off the western coast of Sumatra island. Read the rest of this entry »