Australia's Great Barrier Reef suffers sixth mass bleaching event


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Australia's Great Barrier Reef is suffering its sixth mass bleaching due to heat stress caused by climate change, the reef's managers confirmed Friday.
The update comes mid-way through a 10-day monitoring mission by UNESCO scientists as they consider whether to add one of the world's seven natural wonders to their "in danger" list.

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) and Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) said Friday that aerial surveys of around 750 reefs show widespread bleaching across the reef, with the most severe bleaching observed in northern and central areas.


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So they are claiming that 100 million year old plus corals that have been through hell and back are dying because of minor temperature changes? Yeah right.

What they really don't want to say is it's tourism and nasty human run off. Chemicals to be more precise. Which ones? That's their job which they obviously can't do because it's most likely overwhelming. It's easy to blame temperature. But hey they are getting paid right?

It's funny that where there are no humans reefs and the areas surrounding them are flourishing with life beyond our comprehension. Even Bikini Atoll and we completely destroyed that.

But it's CNN. What else could be expected.