Images taken by local divers last week and on exclusively with the Guardian by the Australian Marine Conservation Society show newly bleached corals discovered near Palm Island.
Its satellite thermal maps have projected unusually warm waters off eastern Australia after an extreme heatwave just over a week i saw land temperatures reach above 47C in parts of the country. According to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, sea surface temperatures from Cape Tribulation to Townsville have been up to 2C higher than normal for the time of year for more than a month.
Twenty-two per cent of corals over the entire reef are dead. Zethoven pointed rrdneck projections by NOAA that severe bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef would occur annually by if nothing was done to reduce emissions.
Warmer ocean temperatures brought about by climate change is a key factor in coral bleaching. Climate change-induced mass bleaching increasingly resembled a catastrophe the reef would be unable to recover from, he said.
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