Shocking Before-and-After Photos of the World’s Coral Bleaching Catastrophe | Atlas Obscura

Shocking Before-and-After Photos of the World’s Coral Bleaching Catastrophe | Atlas Obscura

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We May Be Witnessing History’s Biggest Coral Die-Off. Coral bleaching is a result of warmer temperatures in the ocean and how it affects the fish and ecosystems that live with in the coral reef areas.

We May Be Witnessing History’s Biggest Coral Die-Off. Coral bleaching is a result of warmer temperatures in the ocean and how it affects the fish and ecosystems that live with in the coral reef areas.

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Warm ocean temperatures have impacted large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef in the last month, part of a worldwide coral die-off

Warm ocean temperatures have impacted large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef in the last month, part of a worldwide coral die-off

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Aerial surveys show that 95 per cent of all northern reefs are suffering from severe coral bleaching. We have destroyed one of the great wonders of the world.

Aerial surveys show that 95 per cent of all northern reefs are suffering from severe coral bleaching. We have destroyed one of the great wonders of the world.

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With climate change doubters moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on the issue – and what we can all do to help save the planet

With climate change doubters moving into the White House, the Guardian is spending 24 hours focusing on the issue – and what we can all do to help save the planet

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WHITE FRIGHT  Warming ocean temperatures threaten reefs around the globe, like this one in American Samoa; the prolonged heat can lead to coral bleaching.  ~~ Wendy Cover/NOAA

WHITE FRIGHT Warming ocean temperatures threaten reefs around the globe, like this one in American Samoa; the prolonged heat can lead to coral bleaching. ~~ Wendy Cover/NOAA

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Longest Global Coral Bleaching On Record Isn’t Over Yet | Climate Central

Longest Global Coral Bleaching On Record Isn’t Over Yet | Climate Central

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James Cook University professor Terry Hughes says he flew over 600km of reef and more than 60% was bleached

James Cook University professor Terry Hughes says he flew over 600km of reef and more than 60% was bleached

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