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More corals die in Great Barrier Reef bleaching

A coral surveyor swimming over a field of recently dead branching corals near Lizard Island. It is the third time in 18 years that the World Heritage-listed site has experienced mass bleaching after previous events in 1998 and 2002.


MORE corals are dying and others are succumbing to disease and predators after the worst-ever bleaching on Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Wednesday.

A swathe of corals bleached in the northern third of the 2,300-kilometre long biodiverse site off...

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