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Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching more widespread than first thought, surveys reveal

New aerial surveys have found the devastating coral bleaching event hitting the Great Barrier Reef has a larger footprint than initially thought.

Professor Terry Hughes, who is part of a national coral bleaching taskforce, said research flights on Wednesday between Townsville and Cairns had observed differing levels of bleaching across all 74 reefs that had been surveyed in the…

Source: Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching more widespread than first thought, surveys reveal

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