Mar 29, 2016

Worst bleaching on record for Great Barrier Reef: scientists

Great Barrier Reef, QLD
Photo: AP
Photo: AP

Aerial surveys of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon's pristine north, scientists said Tuesday, with few corals escaping damage.

Researchers said the view was devastating after surveying some 520 reefs via plane and helicopter between Cairns and the Torres Strait in the north of Queensland state