Ocean warming threatens more frequent bleaching of Great Barrier Reef -report

MELBOURNE, March 21 (Reuters) – Waters off Australia face more frequent and severe marine heatwaves that threaten the Great Barrier Reef, a report said on Monday, as a United Nations team began a visit to evaluate whether the World Heritage site should be listed as “in danger”.The reef is at risk of another mass bleaching, following three in the past six years, as sea surface temperatures off the northeast coast of Australia have soared to as much as 2-4 degrees Celsius above average, Australian environmental group Climate Council said in the report.The government’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority …
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