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Coral Bleaching

Scientists have warned that the corals in the Great Barrier Reef region are at a risk of being bleached due to the upcoming period of heat stress. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is located off the coast of Australia. It is spread over an area of 2,300km and is ..

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Tahiti Pristine Coral reef

The scientists have recently discovered a coral reef along the coast of Tahiti. The reef is two miles long and is unaffected by anthropogenic activities and climate change. About the coral reef The coral reef was discovered during a dive expedition. The expedition was supported by UNESCO. The corals discovered were six feet in diameter. ..

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Australia’s new Plan to protect Great Barrier Reef

On January 28, 2022, Australia launched a new plan to protect the climate-ravaged Great Barrier Reef. Key Facts Government launched a USD 700 million package for protecting the Great Barrier Reef, in a hope of preventing vast network of corals from being removed from World Heritage list of UNESCOS’. The Plan will help in avoid ..

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Thailand bans Coral-Damaging Sunscreens

Thailand has banned sunscreens comprising of chemicals that damage coral from all of its marine national parks. Key Points Sun protection used by tourists are harming slow-growing corals in the Island nation. According to Thai Department of Conservation, four ingredients found in sun creams were destroying coral larvae, obstruct coral reproduction and cause reef bleaching. ..

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500 metre tall Coral Reef discovered in Australia Great Barrier Reef

The scientists have discovered a massive detached coral reef in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. It is the first to be discovered in 120 years. The reef is taller than the Empire State Building of the United States. Key Highlights The reef was discovered by the Australian Scientists from the Schmidt Ocean Institute. They ..

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Mass coral bleaching occurring in Great Barrier Reef for second year

Great Barrier Reef in Australia’s eastern coast is experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of mass coral bleaching. This is for the first time Great Barrier Reef has bleached two years in sequence. Earlier in March and April 2016, 2,300-km reef suffered had its most severe bleaching on record due to warming sea temperatures.  Key ..

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Worst coral die-off recorded at Australia’s Great Barrief Reef

Scientists have recorded worst mass coral bleaching event on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It has killed more corals than ever before, sounding the alarm over the delicate ecosystem. It is estimated nearly two-thirds of 2,300-kilometre long reef or 700 km stretch of coral in the Great Barrier Reef’s northern part have died in the past ..

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