[Coral-List] GBR bleaching

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 19:26:48 UTC 2022

Mass bleaching event at Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing its fourth mass bleaching event in
the past six years
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) confirmed the event
following aerial surveys that showed widespread bleaching across a
representative sample of 750 reefs, despite the cooling effect of the La
Niña weather system. “It is important to note that bleached coral is
stressed but still alive,” said the GBRMPA in a statement. “If conditions
moderate, bleached corals can recover from this stress, as was the case in
2020.” Scientists have urged the United Nations cultural organization
UNESCO to declare the reef ‘in danger’
raise awareness that it is “nearing its tipping point, beyond which the
reef will lose its function as a viable ecosystem”.   (Nature news)

Cheers, Doug

Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Coral Reef Consulting
PO Box 997390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799-6298  USA

Are we wasting money on shiny objects and high tech that does not yet work,
instead of proven low-tech to stop global warming?

Over 1 million sq km more land cleared for crops

Peat bogs hold TWICE as much carbon as the world's forests!!!

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