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Coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef

Over the Easter break, Professor Terry Hughes - from James Cook University and convener of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce - undertook a survey of coral bleaching across the Northern Reef by helicopter. 


Professor Hughes says he found the worst bleaching in the region he has ever seen.


Professor Hughes live Tweeted the 4 day mission, with images and updates from the air.


The survey found that 95% of the reef’s in the pristine North are severely bleached.


The results of the aerial survey were by the ABC’s 7.30 Report – in this six minute story