Mar 29, 2016

Coral reefs hit by worst global bleaching event

Great Barrier Reef, QLD
Australia
by
The Maritime Executive
Bleached staghorn coral. Photo: Dr Jodie Rummer
Bleached staghorn coral. Photo: Dr Jodie Rummer

Aerial surveys of more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns, Australia, to Papua New Guinea reveal that the most pristine section of the Great Barrier Reef is currently experiencing the worst, mass bleaching event in its history, with the overwhelming majority of reefs being ranked in the most severe bleaching category