Australia’s Record Heat Means Another Blow to Great Barrier Reef

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For the third time in five years, abnormally warm water has caused a “mass bleaching” of coral, and some of it will not survive. Scientists say global warming is killing reefs worldwide.

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27.3.2020

“We can confirm that the Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its third mass bleaching event in five years,” said David Wachenfeld, chief scientist of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

For the third time in five years, abnormally warm water has caused a “mass bleaching” of coral, and some of it will not survive. Scientists say global warming is killing reefs worldwide.

catastrophic fires in Australia during the Southern Hemisphere’s spring and summer have also heated the oceans. In terms of water temperatures around the reef, February was the warmest month on record, with readings in some places more than 5 degrees Fahrenheit above average for the time of year, the authority recently reported. “The Great Barrier Reef remains under pressure from heat stress that accumulated over the 2019/20 summer, particularly in February and early March 2020, and resultant bleaching that is occurring,” the authority said in a statement released on Thursday . The reef — really a network of hundreds of reefs — is the world’s largest, running for more than 1,100 miles in the Pacific Ocean, off Australia’s tropical northeastern coast. It consists primarily of the bleached remains of countless past generations of corals and mollusks, with living corals and other invertebrates clinging to its surface. “Some reefs that have been surveyed have had no bleaching whatsoever, right through to reefs with very severe bleaching, with 80 percent or more of the corals observed being bleached,” Dr. Wachenfeld said. Taking into account 2016 and 2017, he added, “many of those reefs are bleaching for the third time.” In 2017, after the last mass bleaching, scientists reported that Read more: The New York Times

Fossil fuel use alters planet’s climate system. Hot oceans, melting ice, shifts in rain patterns/intensities, all placing growing pressure on human society. Additive pulse of global pandemic. More pulses yet to come. What resilience have we to muster and when do we get started? 😢😮 Australia will be the first beautiful dead zone.

Clever people can fix the problems. Smart people prevent the problems. Unfourtunatly, i dont think we are smart ornclever enough for these problems Where is the great barrier reef?specific location This Bleaching Has Been Happening in Cycles For Decades That I know Of. In Large Part It Was Discovered to Have Been Caused By a Particularly Ravenous Breed Of Starfish Named The Crown Of Thorns as It's Population Goes Through Boom And Bust Cycles. This Has Been Known For Decades

Hacks Say Everything is Caused By Global Warming.... I'm sorry that you have burned all your credibility over the last 5 years. It sounds concerning but I don't feel like researching for an hour to find out if you are exaggerating. So protect the environment shouldn't just be a word. We are just waiting for that big earthquake.

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😶😶 Let's save ourselves first If we will survive then only we can think of these 🤦😑 its due to the coral 19 virus pandemic 😢 El mundo no se arregla en dos o más semanas... no crean que porque Salinas o Venecia estan más “limpios” ya el mundo está bien 🥺 MrJonCryer The world is getting worse and worse

Que tristeza No tenemos conciencia de ninguna clase. Nosotros no podemos vivir sin naturaleza mientras que ella sí puede hacerlo sin nosotros. El único ser vivo que lucha en contra de su propia naturaleza Science Fraud! EPA: Hold my beer. 😭😭😭😭😭

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