#GreatBarrierReef off coast of #Australia hit by mass bleaching – an annotated infographic

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering from another massive bleaching event, the first time in memory such episodes have hit in back-to-back calendar years.

Experts fear the proximity of the two events gives the coral little chance to recover.

Key areas of the Reef suffered severe coral bleaching in 2016 and 2017.

Click on the graphic for an expanded view.

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