Australia scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

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By Matt Siegel

Australian scientists managing the Great Barrier Reef have lifted their emergency response to the highest level following the publication of video footage of damage caused by coral bleaching.

Authorities this month said that areas of the World Heritage site were experiencing the worst bleaching in 15 years, at least partially as a result of the current El Nino, one of the strongest in two decades.

Coral bleaching is a process by which coral expels living algae, causing it to calcify. Coral can only survive within a narrow band...


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Australia scientists alarmed at new Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching


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