everydayclimatechangeGuest 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
- __seeteeBlue fishie!
- fluohrine@cheereeal why
- jameswhitlowdelano@fluohrine, when sea temperatures reach roughly 31 C (87.8F), the coral begins to expell algae and turn white. This is called bleaching. Apparently the corals do not necessarily die but they are stressed. If the algae loss is prolonged, the coral will eventually die. Thanks for asking.
- the_stormin_mormon99@tabbypalomo @a_wet_sock
- visitqueenslandThanks for your great hashtags! Makes it easier for us to find people like you who share #Queensland! Great work.
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