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The Great Barrier Reef Faces Third Mass Bleaching Event In Five Years

The Great Barrier Reef Faces Third Mass Bleaching Event In Five Years

Australia’s forests burned over the summer, but now its underwater ecosystems are in trouble, too. The Great Barrier Reef is facing some severe stress due to extreme heat and faces a “widespread bleaching event,” according to an update from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coral Reef Watch.