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Great Barrier Reef suffers worst coral bleaching on record

Great Barrier Reef suffers worst coral bleaching on record
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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

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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.

Worst bleaching on record for Great Barrier Reef: scientists https://t.co/X4raC6Ve2Mpic.twitter.com/8J6tvPxgh0

— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 29, 2016

More sad news for the reef. Aerial footage shows the extent of #coralbleaching on the Great Barrier Reef https://t.co/fEyfBYdakc

— Greenpeace Aus Pac (@GreenpeaceAP) March 29, 2016

Calls for climate action over coral bleaching on Great Barrier Reef https://t.co/vnGRXEtc5gpic.twitter.com/mSZ9U2Oy4M

— AFP news agency (@AFP) March 21, 2016

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