First reports of severe coral bleaching on reef

By Tracey Ferrier
Updated February 22 2024 - 5:00pm, first published 4:54pm
The first signs of severe coral bleaching this summer have been found around the Keppel Islands. (HANDOUT/JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY)
The first signs of severe coral bleaching this summer have been found around the Keppel Islands. (HANDOUT/JAMES COOK UNIVERSITY)

Corals are dying from severe bleaching on parts of the the Great Barrier Reef, with scientists saying they've never felt the water so warm.

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