Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef continues to be a world-class destination as the world’s largest natural landform and its significance to its resident coral and marine species.
Unfortunately, this natural phenomenon remains at risk of mass coral bleaching which is caused by an environmental imbalance and stress from a variety of impacts including climate change and sea temperature rising or dropping which is predicted to only worsen with time as there is further environmental impact.
This sensitive living eco-system is said to be at serious risk as further bleaching and eventual coral death on a huge scale.
Climate change and other environmental triggers are said to be the leading cause of coral bleaching, and in a bid to combat this, many environmental groups including the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority are taking steps to save the reef.