Once one of the nicest wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef now faces extinction as a result of corral bleaching. The Great Barrier Reef is a corral reef that lies in the Corral Sea northeast of Queensland, Australia. It extends along the cost for about 1,400 miles and is home to a variety of different species especially that of fish, birds, turtles, and shellfish.
Unfortunately, scientist say the Great Barrier Reef is now “Terminal” due to corral bleaching. Corral bleaching is a term that describes the destruction of algae and algal pigmentation in reefs due to global warming and rising temperatures of the sea. A prime example of warmer temperatures in the sea can be viewed when looking at Polar Ice caps melting at a rapid pace. As a result of icebergs melting, the sea level inevitably rises and becomes warmer. Not only are corral reefs affected when seas get warmer, but arctic species such as penguins, polar bears, and seals are heavily affected and usually one of the first species to suffer.
Check out the video below to view how much of the reef has been destroyed. Let us know what you think below.