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FILE -- Researcher Neal Cantin carries a tray of coral samples at Rib Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of the state of Queensland in Australia, July 22, 2017. The Australian government unveiled a plan on Sunday, April 29, 2018, to set aside 500 million Australian dollars ($379 million U.S.) to help rescue the Great Barrier Reef, an important ecosystem and a global treasure, after years of devastating damage from warming waters caused by climate change. (David Maurice Smith/The New York Times)