Great Barrier Reef ‘suffers third mass bleaching in five years’

Euronews | Mar 26, 2020 at 3:08 PM
  • Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has suffered a mass bleaching event – the third in just five years.
  • A consequence of climate change and rising ocean temperatures, coral bleaching occurs when water is too warm, causing corals to expel algae living in their tissue.
  • The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority used in-water and aerial observations to confirm the bleaching on Thursday.