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PHOTO GALLERY: The Great Barrier Reef in Australia: Battered but not broken




A Bumphead parrotfish swims above corals on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022. The Great Barrier Reef, battered but not broken by climate change impacts, is inspiring hope and worry alike as researchers race to understand how it can survive a warming world.

A sea turtle swims over corals on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022. The Great Barrier Reef, battered but not broken by climate change impacts, is inspiring hope and worry alike as researchers race to understand how it can survive a warming world.

Tarquin Singleton, cultural officer for the Reef Cooperative, swims past a massive coral on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022. Multiple members of the Yirrganydji and Gunggandji communities are working as guides, sea rangers and researchers on reef protection and restoration projects.

A school of fish swim above corals on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022.

Coral fragments are grown by scientists on metal lattice above resilient and damaged coral in the Great Barrier Reef off of Keppel Island in eastern Australia on Nov. 9, 2022.

Two clownfish swim in an anemone on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022.

Kerry Cameron, marine biologist with Reef Recruits, examines a plate coral for signs of spawning along Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 15, 2022.

Divers leave the Remoora pontoon on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 15, 2022.

Aric Bickel, left, and Valerie Chamberland, scientists working for SECORE International, stand above coral restoration devices called tetrapods aboard a floating laboratory aboard a retrofitted ferry named the sci-barge off of Konomie Island off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 10, 2022.

Tarquin Singleton, cultural officer at the Reef Cooperative, swims past a coral on Moore Reef in Gunggandji Sea Country off the coast of Queensland in eastern Australia on Nov. 13, 2022