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Great Barrier Reef recovers to record levels but is still in danger

Coral has recovered from storms and bleaching events to record levels across much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a survey has found.






Coral has recovered from storms and bleaching events to record levels across much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a survey has found.

The Great Barrier Reef, which was named a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1981, has seen several mass bleaching events attributed by experts to rising water temperatures.

Mass bleaching has become a significant issue in recent years, with three such instances in 2016, 2017 and most recently in 2020.

Since then, however, the new survey has found that the reef's northern and central parts have the highest amount of coral cover since monitoring began 36 years ago. Coral cover in the southern part of the reef has decreased though.

While good news overall for the reef, the new coral is particularly vulnerable - meaning the progress could be quickly undone by climate change and other threats, officials say.

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Great Barrier Reef recovers to record levels but is still in danger

Coral has recovered from storms and bleaching events to record levels across much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a survey has found.






Coral has recovered from storms and bleaching events to record levels across much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef, a survey has found.

The Great Barrier Reef, which was named a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1981, has seen several mass bleaching events attributed by experts to rising water temperatures.

Mass bleaching has become a significant issue in recent years, with three such instances in 2016, 2017 and most recently in 2020.

Since then, however, the new survey has found that the reef's northern and central parts have the highest amount of coral cover since monitoring began 36 years ago. Coral cover in the southern part of the reef has decreased though.

While good news overall for the reef, the new coral is particularly vulnerable - meaning the progress could be quickly undone by climate change and other threats, officials say.

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