Why coral bleaching is like a bushfire
Brisbane Times, Other, 20/07/2021, Mike Foley
The damage to coral reefs from bleaching during marine heatwaves is similar to that wrought on forests during bushfires animal habitat is destroyed and the diversity of wildlife so highly prized in these ecosystems is lost. The Great Barrier Reef suffered severe bleaching in 2016, 2017 and 2020. […] An article by CSIRO scientists Trevor Booth and Paul Muir last year, The Climate Change Impacts on Australia’s Eucalypt and Coral Species article, noted reef and forest ecosystems faced a common threat in global warming.