The Great Barrier Reef is ‘Doomed’

The Great Barrier Reef is ‘Doomed’

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s natural wonders and its largest living structure. Now brace yourself: it’s in a “terminal” state of decline. Shocking news? Yes. But not all that unexpected, sadly. Two successive mass bleaching events last year and this year across much of the reef have pushed…

The Mass Bleaching of Corals globally may be Inevitable. We must Act Now

The Mass Bleaching of Corals globally may be Inevitable. We must Act Now

If you want to see the future of fragile marine environments being battered by climate change, look no further than Australia’s world-famous Great Barrier Reef. Last year the corals at the reef underwent an unprecedented mass bleaching episode, which killed off or visibly damaged huge swathes of coral for hundreds of miles….

UN: Coral Reefs will be experiencing annual Mass Bleaching

UN: Coral Reefs will be experiencing annual Mass Bleaching

Malaysia’s stunningly beautiful coral reefs have been at increasing risk of mass bleaching as a result of growing water temperatures. And things, the United Nations warns, are only going to get worse for corals everywhere, Malaysia included. In coming years and decades many reefs will experience not just episodic bleaching once in a while, which is…

Saving Malaysia’s Coral Reefs

Saving Malaysia’s Coral Reefs

Even with the parlous state of wildlife preservation, it is rare to witness the slow but seemingly inexorable death of entire ecosystems in real time right before your eyes. Yet that’s what’s happening to the region’s coral reefs far and wide. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, a wonder of the planet’s…

Malaysian Coral Reefs are at increasing risk of Mass Bleaching

Malaysian Coral Reefs are at increasing risk of Mass Bleaching

Coral bleaching. The very term evokes something ominous – and an ominous development it indeed is. As water temperatures rise, often as a result of climate change-triggered heat waves, corals (fragile creatures as they are) begin to turn white. That’s because warmer water temperatures cause corals to shed the zooxanthellae…