Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching hits “extreme level”

Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching hits “extreme level”

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Coral bleaching, a phenomenon that can result in the widespread die-off of coral life, is a serious problem facing the world’s oceans, and according to a new aerial survey of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, 95 percent of the reef’s northern section is now bleached, Australian Broadcasting Corporation reports…

Read Full Article, CBS News

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…

El Niño prolongs longest global coral bleaching event, NOAA (02-24-2016)
Global warming and the current intense El Niño are prolonging the longest global coral die-off on record, according to NOAA scientists…

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