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More coral bleaching feared for Great Barrier Reef in coming months

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The coral bleaching events of 2016 and this year are said to have killed about half the Great Barrier Reef’s coral cover. Photograph: Greenpeace/Reuters

The next event, if it occurs, may not be as damaging as the previous two, but could ruin the chances of coral recovery

November 3, 2017 — The Great Barrier Reef could face more bleaching in the coming months, following unprecedented mass bleaching events in 2016 and 2017, which are believed to have killed half the coral. Continue reading More coral bleaching feared for Great Barrier Reef in coming months

Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from complete ecosystem collapse

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Coral on reefs around Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef after the worst mass bleaching event in recorded history. Photograph: Justin Marshall/University of Queensland

Coral Watch investigator reports ‘shocking’ lack of fish and says the surviving corals are continuing to bleach, even during winter

July 21, 2016 — “Complete ecosystem collapse” is being seen on parts of the Great Barrier Reef, as fish numbers tumble and surviving corals continue to bleach into winter, according to a scientist returning from one of the worst-hit areas.  Continue reading Sections of Great Barrier Reef suffering from complete ecosystem collapse