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Why Have Over 700km of Mangroves Died?

As Australians, we take pride in our country’s relationship with our plant life. From our national floral emblem the Golden Wattle to Sydney’s botanical garden, we love to have our flora in every part of our culture. But recently we’ve been seeing a massive die-back event, involving extensive stretches of mangroves along our coastline dying. With so much damage happening to the australian environment recently, such as the drought across our country that never seems to end and the bleaching of the coral reef, there doesn’t seem to be an end to the destruction of our environment. 2SER spoke to Professorial Research Fellow Dr Norman Duke from the James Cook University to discuss this devastating problem.

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