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Turtle swimming over bleached coral, Heron Island, Australia.

A green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) swims over corals bleached by anthropogenic global heating. Credit: The Ocean Agency/XL Catlin Seaview Survey

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Nature 573, 333-336 (2019)

doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-02737-8

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