Examine recent coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef and influences of global warming, with a particular emphasis on the 2016 bleaching event.
Type of Study:
The 2016 coral bleaching event was strongly linked to global warming.
Uses observational evidence to show link between SSTs and coral bleaching on the GBR. Based on well-established relationships between temperature and coral stress.
Hughes, T. P. et al. Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals. Nature 543, 373–377 (2017).