Global Coral Bleaching Event happening now

NOAA just announced that the world is currently experiencing a global coral bleaching event – the fourth global event on record and the second in the last 10 years!

“As the world’s oceans continue to warm, coral bleaching is becoming more frequent and severe,” [Derek Manzello, Ph.D. and NOAA CRW coordinator] said. “When these events are sufficiently severe or prolonged, they can cause coral mortality, which hurts the people who depend on the coral reefs for their livelihoods.”

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, News & Features

Full article at: NOAA 15apr24