Posts Tagged ‘GBR bleaching’

The Heat Down Under: Great Barrier Reef in Extreme Stress

Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its third coral bleaching event in just five years. The 2020 bleaching is severe, and more widespread than earlier events.

17 Apr 10:49 AM 0

Great Barrier Grief

The bleaching is part of a circumtropical event affecting the world’s coral reefs now extending into its second year. Experts from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority alongside researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science have started flying over the Reef between Townsville and Cairns, looking for patches of stark white coral skeletons and estimating the extent of bleaching.

24 Mar 2:09 PM 0