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The Smell of Millions of Rotting Animals
The Great Barrier Reef: a catastrophe laid bare
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It was the smell that really got to diver Richard Vevers. The smell of death on the reef.

"I can't even tell you how bad I smelt after the dive - the smell of millions of rotting animals."



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Vevers is a former advertising executive and is now the chief executive of the Ocean Agency, a not-for-profit company he founded to raise awareness of environmental problems.

After diving for 30 years in his spare time, he was compelled to combine his work and hobby when he was struck by the calamities faced by oceans around the world. Chief among them was coral bleaching, caused by climate change.

His job these days is rather morbid. He travels the world documenting dead and dying coral reefs, sometimes gathering photographs just ahead of their death, too.

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Don't get me started on the GBR again. I'm having a good day.
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Don't get me started on the GBR again. I'm having a good day.
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