Five major heatwaves in 30 years have turned the Great Barrier Reef into a bleached checkerboard

Just 2% of the Great Barrier Reef has been untouched by bleaching since 1998 and 80% of individual reefs have bleached severely one, two or three times since 2016, our new study shows today. We measured the effects of five marine heatwaves on the Great Barrier Reef over the past three decades: in 1998, 2002, … Read more