The Great Barrier Reef Is Suffering Yet Another Mass Bleaching

The past few months have brought another rough summer for the Great Barrier Reef, which is suffering a major bleaching event for the second year in a row. Read More >>

The Great Barrier Reef Just Suffered the Worst Die-Off Ever Seen

Abnormally high water temperatures caused by you-know-what are being blamed for the worst coral die-off ever recorded along Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Read More >>

Eerie Time-Lapse Footage Shows Exactly How Coral Reefs Self-Destruct

Earlier this year, record warm ocean waters triggered a massive coral die-off in the Great Barrier Reef, prompting a flurry of scientific research into the underlying cause. Now, for the first time, biologists have captured the process of coral bleaching as it happens, showing us how corals kill themselves in gory scientific detail. Read More >>

Scientists Have No Idea When the Worst Coral Dieoff in History Will End

The US National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released an update on the state of the Earth’s coral reefs, and it’s bleak to say the least. For the third year in a row, many reefs around the world will be exposed to hotter-than-normal temperatures, placing them at risk (again) for catastrophic die-offs. Read More >>

The Great Barrier Reef is Even Worse Off Than We Thought

We’ve known for a while that the Great Barrier Reef is dying, but new numbers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies drive home exactly how much of it has been affected by mass bleaching. Read More >>

Why the Great Barrier Reef is Dying

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most celebrated ecosystems on Earth — and it’s dying. Months of extreme heat have turned thousands of miles of pristine habitat into an endless watery graveyard. This year’s coral bleaching event comes as a warning. If we don’t bring carbon emissions down fast, the Great Barrier Reef will not survive the century. Read More >>

A Nightmare Is Unfolding In the Great Barrier Reef

If scuba diving in the Great Barrier Reef is on your bucket list, you might want to book tickets soon. This week, marine biologists dropped some horribly depressing news: the Great Barrier Reef is dying. The world’s largest reef is in the midst of a widespread coral bleaching event, and scientists aren’t sure whether it will fully recover. Read More >>