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Floodwaters threaten Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia February 13, 2019. Sediment-filled water from recent flooding in Queensland is flowing into Australia's 1,400-mile-long coral reef system, reducing light and water quality.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia February 13, 2019. Sediment-filled water from recent flooding in Queensland is flowing into Australia's 1,400-mile-long coral reef system, reducing light and water quality. Matt...more

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia February 13, 2019. Sediment-filled water from recent flooding in Queensland is flowing into Australia's 1,400-mile-long coral reef system, reducing light and water quality. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef.

Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS

Sediment-filled water is seen in the Great Barrier Reef. Matt Curnock/TropWater JCU/via REUTERS
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