coral bleaching

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A relentless marine heat wave is devastating coral reefs — and scientists have mobilized to save them.
Coral is a critical piece of ocean biodiversity, supporting one in four species of fish. But scientists are warning that rising ocean temperatures will lead to massive coral bleaching over the coming year. Can it be stopped?
It’s the first time that a mass bleaching has happened during a La Niña year, when the ocean is supposed to be cooler than usual.
Reef scientists have called for urgent action on climate change or humanity could have a very different underwater world by midcentury.
If global warming trends continue, the Great Barrier Reef will be destroyed.
“I’m not sure I have the fortitude to do this again,” one of Australia's top scientists wrote.
The iconic structure was hit with devastating, back-to-back bleaching in 2016 and 2017.
The catastrophic die-off from recent ocean heat waves severely affected the reef's ability to produce new corals and bounce back.
Hawaii also banned the sale and distribution of similar sunscreens, which contain chemicals that lead to coral bleaching.