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Aerial surveys of the northern Great Barrier Reef during the 2016 coral bleaching event

This footage shows extensive coral bleaching (white/yellow patches) on the northern Great Barrier Reef as seen from the helicopter during scientific aerial surveys in March 2016.

On 29th March 2016, aerial surveys of more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea revealed that the most pristine section of the Great Barrier Reef experienced the worst mass bleaching event in its history, with the overwhelming majority of reefs being ranked in the most severe bleaching category. The surveys were conducted by Prof Terry Hughes from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, convener of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, and James Kerry, project manager of the taskforce.

Footage is free to use for editorial purposes but MUST be credited ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies / James Kerry.

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Date Of Record Release 2017-07-26 15:59:16
Description This footage shows extensive coral bleaching (white/yellow patches) on the northern Great Barrier Reef as seen from the helicopter during scientific aerial surveys in March 2016.

On 29th March 2016, aerial surveys of more than 500 coral reefs from Cairns to Papua New Guinea revealed that the most pristine section of the Great Barrier Reef experienced the worst mass bleaching event in its history, with the overwhelming majority of reefs being ranked in the most severe bleaching category. The surveys were conducted by Prof Terry Hughes from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, convener of the National Coral Bleaching Taskforce, and James Kerry, project manager of the taskforce.

Footage is free to use for editorial purposes but MUST be credited ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies / James Kerry.
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Keyword Coral Bleaching, Climate Change, Ocean Acidification, Coral
Date Of Record Creation 2017-07-26 15:48:58
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Date Last Modified 2017-07-26 15:59:16
Creator ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies / James Kerry
Language English
Date Record Checked: 2017-07-26 15:48:58 (W3C-DTF)

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