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Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades – experts

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SERIOUS DAMAGE. This photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland, Australia. File photo by Sarah Lai/AFP

An independent report says the ‘unprecedented’ bleaching and coral die-off in 2016 was ‘a game changer’

SYDNEY, Australia (Feb. 26, 2017) — Australia’s plan to rescue the beleaguered Great Barrier Reef has been set back at least two decades after the fragile ecosystem suffered its worst-ever bleaching last year, experts said Friday, February 24. Continue reading Plan to save Great Barrier Reef set back decades – experts

Almost 75% of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report

coral bleaching occurs when unusually warm water causes coral to expel algae, turning it white
Coral bleaching occurs when unusually warm water causes coral to expel algae, turning it white. Photograph: The Ocean Agency

Coral in the Sekisei lagoon in Okinawa has turned brown and is covered with algae, according to a government study

January 13, 2017 — Almost three-quarters of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died, according to a report that blames its demise on rising sea temperatures caused by global warming.  Continue reading Almost 75% of Japan’s biggest coral reef has died from bleaching, says report