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Now predicted to last until at least the end of 2016 – By far the longest event in recorded history

In 1998, a huge underwater heatwave killed 16% of the corals on reefs around the world. Triggered by the El Niño of that year, it was declared the first major global coral bleaching event. The second global bleaching event that struck was triggered by the El Niño of 2010. The US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced the third global bleaching event in October 2015 and it has already become the longest event recorded, impacting some reefs in consecutive years. .. read more: http://www.globalcoralbleaching.org 

001 Coral Bleaching in the Maldives