Great Barrier Reef: More than half of corals dead in some areas north of Cairns

By ABC – May 30, 2016

Bleaching has killed 35 per cent of coral in central and northern parts of the Great Barrier Reef, extensive aerial and underwater surveys have revealed.

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies research is the first confirmation of how much coral has died in the World Heritage area since the mass bleaching began earlier this year.

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