Thursday, March 26, 2020

Great Barrier Reef suffers third mass bleaching in five years

The world's largest reef system has suffered another mass bleaching event.

Australia's Great Barrier Reef has suffered another mass bleaching event - the third in just five years.

Warmer sea temperatures - particularly in February - are feared to have caused huge coral loss across the world's largest reef system.

Scientists say they have detected widespread bleaching, including extensive patches of severe damage. But they have also found healthy pockets.  Read more >>