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Fifth Great Barrier Reef mass bleaching since 2016

The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its fifth mass bleaching event since 2016, affecting two-thirds of the individual reefs. Coral bleaching is a response to increased water temperatures, causing the coral to eject algae and turn white. The fate of the corals depends on recovery from normal water temperatures. Scientists are studying resilient coral species to help reefs cope with bleaching.

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