Japan’s Largest Coral Reef Is Dying

Dead coral. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care


More than 90 percent of the corals in Sekiseishoko reef, located in the Ryukyu Islands near Okinawa, were discovered to be at least partially bleached when surveyed in November and December. About 70 percent of the reef’s living corals were found to have died…

Read Full Article And View Video, Huffington Green (01-25-2017)

More than 70 percent of Japan’s largest coral reef has died; The Washington Post (01-13-2017)
It’s the worst news yet in a bleaching event that’s been going on for months now. The findings follow a summer marked by unusually high regional ocean temperatures, a primary cause of coral bleaching around the world…

Video Captures the Violent Act of Coral Bleaching; LiveScience (08-17-2016)

Scientists: Major Coral Bleaching Crisis Spreads Worldwide, AP / US News & World Report (10-08-2015)
The bleaching of colorful coral is spreading into a worldwide, devastating crisis, scientists say, and they predict it will likely get worse…