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Worst bleaching on record for Great Barrier Reef: scientists

A diver filming a reef affected by bleaching off Lizard Island in the Great Barrier Reef. In the far north - the most remote and pristine areas - almost without exception, every reef showed consistently high levels of bleaching, while the southern area had escaped the worst.


AERIAL surveys of Australia's Great Barrier Reef have revealed the worst bleaching on record in the icon's pristine north, scientists said on Tuesday, with few corals escaping damage.

Researchers said the view was devastating after surveying some 520 reefs via plane and

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