Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef - National Parks Association of Queensland

Over the Easter break, Professor Terry Hughes – from James Cook University and convener of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce – undertook a survey of coral bleaching across the Northern Reef by helicopter.

 

Professor Hughes says he found the worst bleaching in the region he has ever seen.

 

Professor Hughes live Tweeted the 4 day mission, with images and updates from the air.

 

The survey found that 95% of the reef’s in the pristine North are severely bleached.

 

The results of the aerial survey were by the ABC’s 7.30 Report – in this six minute story

 

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