Ed Roberts, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
Back-to back bleaching events have given the Reef little chance to recover.
And researchers say it's due to climate change, not El Niño.
Brett Monroe Garner/Greenpeace
Well, they've got to try something in the short term.
pniesen via Getty Images
It's enough to make you go white with fear.
APH live broadcast
The devastating die-off appears to be heading toward yet another record.
Rainer von Brandis via Getty Images
First it was coal. Then solar. Now it's dead coral.
First there was Chasing Ice, now there is Chasing Coral.
Unless we do something about greenhouse gas emissions, say bye to these incredibly important ecosystems.
Holger Leue via Getty Images
If only everyone looked this good when they got busy.
Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their loved ones don't rush to write an obituary and plan a funeral. Likewise, species aren't de...
Credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
No one predicted coral would be bleached so far south of the tropics and they also didn't realise how quickly it would recover.
“This is the most widespread, longest coral bleaching event ever to occur," a U.S. researcher said.
First comes the heat, then coral bleaching, then death.
They are one of the few remaining ecosystems on earth to remain largely unexplored.