Great Barrier Reef Suffering “Mass Bleaching”, Says Australia

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The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system. (File)

Sydney:

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is suffering a “mass bleaching event” as coral comes under heat stress from warmer seas, authorities said Friday.

An aerial survey showed coral bleaching at multiple reefs, “confirming a mass bleaching event, the fourth since 2016,” said a report by the Reef Authority, which manages the world’s largest coral reef system.

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