The amount of damage taken by the Great Barrier Reef from the back-to-back bleaching events has already reached new extreme, and becoming more and more irreversible.
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Scientists from the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies revealed that the amount of damage suffered by Australia’s Great Barrier Reef from the back-to-back coral bleaching event in previous months already reached new extreme, and is becoming more and more irreversible.
With just a few months in between the two coral bleaching events, Great Barrier Reef, the largest reef system in the world, now has a difficult time going back to its former glory.
So far, the back-to-back coral bleaching events have already damaged a 900-mile stretched of the Great Barrier Reef. The 2017 coral bleaching event might still be on its early stages. Due to this, researchers are worried that the coral reef system could suffer irreversible…