Extensive coral bleaching in southern Great Barrier Reef confirmed

ABC News February 29, 2024, 02:01 AM UTC

Summary: Two studies confirm extensive coral bleaching in the southern Great Barrier Reef due to warmer than average water temperatures. James Cook University and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority conducted separate surveys, finding moderate to severe bleaching around the Keppel Islands and Gladstone region. Aerial surveys revealed extensive and uniform bleaching across all reefs. Scientists will conduct in-water surveys over the next three to four weeks to assess the damage.

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