Great Barrier Reef
An aerial survey recently revealed that Australia's Great Barrier Reef had been hit with the worst coral bleaching event in its history. The researchers have now continued their work along this stretch of coastline and the news isn't getting any better.
An aerial survey of more than 500 coral reefs making up Australia's Great Barrier Reef has revealed that almost all have suffered severe bleaching, with the researchers labelling it the worst mass bleaching event in the Reef's history.
In the first study of its kind, a team of scientists has altered the seawater chemistry in a natural section of the Great Barrier Reef to mimic pre-industrial conditions, observing just how well the coral was able to grow before we came along and altered the landscape.