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Australia's Sea Simulator a Boon for Reef Research

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August 12, 2013
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Scientists trying to ensure the long-term survival of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have a new tool at their disposal - a multi-million dollar reef simulator that will allow them to recreate reef conditons in a controlled setting. Rob Muir reports.


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