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Ships threaten Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Some 5,000 ships that pass by the Great Barrier Reef annually may pose a threat to its survival.
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2012 20:03

A recent report warns that one of the world's greatest natural wonders is under threat.

The some 5,000 ships that annually pass by Australia's Great Barrier Reef  - home to hundreds of species of fish and corals - are getting a little too close for comfort. 

Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from off Australia's Queensland Coast.

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