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Great Barrier Reef suffers third major bleaching event

Great Barrier Reef suffers third major bleaching event Part of: GS-III- Environment and Coral reefs (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef ecosystem located in Australia, recently experienced its third major bleaching event in five years. It is considered to be the most widespread coral bleaching event on record, owing to the rise in temperatures due to climate change. The Great Barrier Reef contains the world’s largest collec

Coral Reefs

Coral Reefs GS-Paper-1 Geography (PT-MAINS) A coral reef is an underwater ecosystem characterized by reef-building corals. Reefs are formed of colonies of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, whose polyps cluster in groups. Coral belongs to the class Anthozoa in the animal phylum Cnidaria, which includes sea anemones and jellyfish. Unlike sea anemones, corals secrete hard carbonate exoskeletons that support and protect the c

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28 Jan,2022
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