The Great Barrier Reef is experiencing a major coral bleaching event right now

diver looking at bleached corals

Corals along large swaths of the Great Barrier Reef have lost their symbiotic algae, removing their vibrant colors and primary food supply, new observations show.

Greg Torda/ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies/James Cook Univ.

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