Despite the fact that summer is now over a month behind us, the coral bleaching event, and our understanding of it, are still unfolding. The Reef Authority is working with partners to prioritise a sub-set of reefs for ongoing in-water surveys. These are providing more detailed information about bleaching intensity, mortality and the depth range of bleaching impacts. As with every summer, the final outcome of this bleaching event in terms of mortality will only be known after the next round of surveys from the Australian Institute of Marine Science’s Long-term Monitoring Program.
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