"Significant coral bleaching at one of Western Australia’s healthiest
coral reefs was found during a survey carried out in April and May.
The survey took a combined effort of several organisations, together
with tour operators more used to taking tourists, but with time spare
during the coronavirus lockdown.
WA’s arid and remote setting means many reefs there have escaped some of
the pressures affecting parts of the east coast’s Great Barrier Reef),
such as degraded water quality and outbreaks of crown of thorns starfish.
The lack of these local pressures reflects, in part, a sound investment
by governments and communities into reef management. But climate change
is now overwhelming these efforts on even our most remote coral reefs."
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Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics