Mystery of Gulf mangrove dieback revealed

Sally Gall
By Sally Gall
August 1 2022 - 8:00pm
James Cook University researchers have been conducting aerial surveys since the damage was discovered in 2016. Pictures: supplied

A sudden 40-centimetre drop in the sea level in the Gulf of Carpentaria has been found to be the cause of what's described as the worst incidence of climate-related mass tree dieback that has ever occurred globally.

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Sally Gall

Sally Gall

Senior journalist - Queensland Country Life/North Queensland Register

Based at Blackall, CW Qld, where I've raised a family, run Merino sheep and beef cattle, and helped develop a region - its history, tourism, education and communications.

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