Guest Post: Photo by @ohriviawoo for @everydayclimatechange

C O R A L B L E A C H I N G - It's a real thing. 
The Great Barrier Reef has been experiencing high sea temperatures due to climate change that brings on coral heat stress and change to its waters and what lives in them. This means that the relationship the algae that coral uses to survive on is slowly breaking down, resulting in coral dying which creates the bleached affect. 
Notice in the above photo I took at the reef, just a mere two hour boat ride from Cairns, Queensland, how white the coral looks compared to the bright blue fish joyfully swimming by.

I was shocked to see it first hand and can only imagine how beautifully colored this area of the reef previously was. Educate yourself and #PROTECTTHEREEF

#globalwarming #climatechange #ohriviawoo #greatbarrierreef #coral #coralbleaching #water #warmingsea #australia #everydayclimatechange #savethereef
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