17 October, 2021

I Thought the Great Barrier Reef Was Dying?

Great Barrier Reef experiencing ‘record high’ levels of coral coverage – Watts Up With That?

“This is data that’s been accumulated over a little while now and it shows … it’s actually at record high coral cover,” [JCU Marine Physicist Peter Ridd] told Sky News Australia.

“We’ve got more coral on the Great Barrier Reef now than we did when records began in 1985.

“We’ve got twice as much coral as we had after huge cyclones went through the reef in about 2011 and 2012, and this record-high coral cover is despite supposedly having three catastrophic unprecedented bleaching events in just the last five years.

That doesn’t sound like to me that it’s dying. That sounds like completely the opposite.

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