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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst coral bleaching on record


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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst coral bleaching on record

Scientists say parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef are going through the worst coral bleaching on record.

Experts have looked at more than 500 areas between Cairns and Papua New Guinea – and 95 percent have been put in the most severe category.

Bleaching is heat-induced, generated by high sea temperatures that kill algae.

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