As feared, a heat wave damaged 91% of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

91% of the corals in the Great Barrier Reef Australia suffered whitening this year. This was confirmed by a government report this week.

“This is the fourth massive bleaching since 2016 and the sixth that has occurred since 1998,” indicates the note that accompanies the document from the Government of the oceanic country. In addition to the increasing frequency of these phenomena, the authorities of Australia They stressed that it is the first time something like this has been seen in a year that should have been cooler, due to the La Niña climate phenomenon.

The other bleaching events were seen in 1998, 2002, 2016, 2017 and 2020.

“Climate change is getting worse and the Great Barrier Reef is already experiencing the consequences of it,” warned the document released by the Government of Australia.

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