'Ultimate treasure hunt': Great Barrier Reef gives birth for the first time in 18 months

'Ultimate treasure hunt': Great Barrier Reef gives birth for the first time in 18 months

The Great Barrier Reef has given birth for the first time in 18 months, in what hopeful scientists have deemed an encouraging sign for the future of one of the world’s most beloved ecosystems. Advertisement Story continues below This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content Marine biologist Gareth Philips told ABC Australia he and his team captured the event, which they dubbed “sex on the reef,” overnight Tuesday off the coast of Cairns, Queensland. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser. 'Ultimate treasure hunt': Great Barrier Reef gives birth for the first time in 18 monthsBack to video “Nothing makes people happier than new life — and coral spawning is the world’s biggest proof of that,” he said …
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