• @matpasseri89 Snorkelling above some of the dead coral, sadly there is so much of it. I did a nerd thing and posted this article by CBS
The Great Barrier Reef — which stretches for more than 1,400 miles off the coast of Australia — has gone through four mass bleaching events due to above-average sea temperatures in 1998, 2002, 2016 and 2017. Time periods between future bleaching events are expected to continue to shrink as global warming intensifies.
Scientists say its coral may never recover. According to a study published in the journal Nature, baby coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef have declined by 89% due to mass bleaching in 2016 and 2017.