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The recent severe bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef has also affected anemones, which provide homes for clownfish.
An estimated one-third of corals have now died in the parts of the Great Barrier Reef hit hardest by bleaching, meaning recovery could take years or even decades.
All mention of Australia has been removed from an international report on climate change on the grounds that it would damage tourism. Here's the evidence.
Efforts to combat water pollution on the Great Barrier Reef aren't working, according to a new government report.
The Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, and the upcoming election is our last chance to lock in plans to save it.
We count unemployment and economic indicators in the budget, so why not environmental ones?
This summer's record-breaking coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef was made 175 times more likely thanks to climate change.
The statistic that bleaching has been seen in 93% of surveyed areas of the Great Barrier Reef has sparked worldwide coverage - not all of it accurate.
Sir David Attenborough has issued a call the save the Great Barrier Reef.
The bleaching hitting the Great Barrier Reef not only harms corals. As these close-up photos show, it also deprives many other species of a home and livelihood.
Warm seas are causing coral 'bleaching' in one of the world's biodiversity hotspots.
Virtual reality is enabling researchers to get first hand experience of remote environments, helping them make better decisions about their conservation.
Bleaching has hit a huge swathe of the Great Barrier Reef, with many corals in the reef's remote northern reaches now expected to die as a result of warm waters linked to this summer's El Niño.
Banning fishing helps fish, but it also helps reef recover from cyclones, disease, and coral bleaching.
To fix pollution on the Great Barrier Reef, some farming practices will have to change.
Authorities have moved the Great Barrier Reef onto its highest alert level in response to widespread coral bleaching. Months of monitoring will now be needed to assess the ongoing damage.
Right on cue, coral bleaching has struck the Great Barrier Reef, as the world's third mass bleaching event continues.
Marine scientists have been accused of being biased towards 'doom and gloom'. But it's not bias if the outlook for coral reefs really is gloomy.
By artificially going 'back in time' to more alkaline ocean conditions, researchers have shown the damage that ocean acidification is already doing to the Great Barrier Reef.