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‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022

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Coral bleaching affected 91% of reefs surveyed along the Great Barrier Reef this year, according to a report by government scientists that confirms the natural landmark has suffered its sixth mass bleaching event on r...

Coral bleaching under way at Ningaloo reef as Western Australia battles heat

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Conservationists say they have have recorded evidence of coral bleaching under way at Ningaloo off Western Australia’s north-west coast. It comes just as the Great Barrier Reef on the other side of the country undergo...

Great Barrier Reef authority confirms unprecedented sixth mass coral bleaching event

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The Great Barrier Reef has been hit with a sixth mass coral bleaching event, the marine park’s authority has confirmed, with aerial surveys showing almost no reefs across a 1,200km stretch escaping the heat. The Guard...

UN mission must see coral bleaching to get ‘whole picture’ of Great Barrier Reef, experts say

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A UN mission under way in Queensland to see if the Great Barrier Reef should be put on an “in danger” list will not get “the whole picture” unless it visits reefs currently experiencing coral bleaching, conservationis...

Coral bleaching spotted during Great Barrier Reef aerial survey – video

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Coral bleaching has been seen again across large areas of the Great Barrier Reef. Aerial surveys covering half of the 2,300km reef have spotted bleaching among the corals raising concerns of a potential sixth mass ble...

Dead coral found at Great Barrier Reef as widespread bleaching event unfolds

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Dead corals are being recorded in aerial surveys across the Great Barrier Reef in what the marine park’s chief scientist says is a widespread and serious bleaching event on the world heritage icon. Aerial surveys have...

‘Confronting’: Great Barrier Reef faces frequent extreme coral bleaching at 2C heating, research finds

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Parts of the Great Barrier Reef would be hit with extreme levels of coral bleaching five times each decade by the middle of this century if global heating was kept just below 2C, according to ‘“confronting” new resear...