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Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than expected, surveys show

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Staghorn coral killed by bleaching on the northern Great Barrier Reef, as shown in November 2016. Experts predict further coral cover decline in 2017. Photograph: Greg Torda/AP

Surveys taken throughout 2016 show escalating impact from north to south, with 70% of shallow water corals dead north of Port Douglas

May 29, 2017 — Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef last year was even worse than expected, while the full impact of the most recent event is yet to be determined. Continue reading Coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef worse than expected, surveys show