Australia: Great Barrier Reef suffers widespread
- Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering widespread and severe coral bleaching due to high ocean temperatures.
- According to a report by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority, which manages the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem, bleaching has been detected across the Marine Park.
- The Agency said the bleaching is widespread but variable, across multiple regions, ranging in impact from minor to severe.
- The reef has suffered significantly from coral bleaching caused by unusually warm ocean temperatures in 2016, 2017, and 2020.