More than one-third of the coral is dead in parts of Great Barrier Reef
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The news about the bleaching event taking place in Australia's Great Barrier Reef just keeps getting worse. Researchers have reported that in the northern and central regions of the reef, at least 35% of the bleached corals have died. In some areas the rate is as high as 50%. However, the southern portion of the iconic landmark seems to have escaped the worst of the bleaching, with many of the corals beginning to recover their color. This is the third major bleaching event in the past...