The severe and repeated bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef has not only damaged corals, it has reduced the reef’s ability to recover.
Great Barrier Reef
Coral bleaching can occur with or without an El Niño event, prompting concerns from scientists that Queensland’s record- breaking heatwave increases the likeliness of a third mass bleaching event in just four years.
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Here, Dr Karl explains the number one problem facing our Great Barrier Reef: coral bleaching caused by climate change.
Scientists are continuing to call for urgent climate change action as a new study reveals the extent of the damage wrought by the 2016 bleaching event.
Is the planet’s worst environmental catastrophe already underway in the waters off the Queensland coast? Australian Geographic investigates the future of the Great Barrier Reef.
Help the AG Society fund a berth for a marine scientist abroad the Great Barrier Reef Legacy (GBR Legacy) 2018 program.