She says bleaching of up to 95 % of Great Barrier Reef, the worst ever recorded coral bleaching event, should be a Hurricane Katrina-like “wakeup call”. From Cairns to Torres Strait, once colourful ribbons of reef are ghostly white. It’s the third mass bleaching event since 1998, and scientists have found no evidence of these disasters before the late 20th century.
February, March and April this year have been the hottest ever recorded.
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