Guam reefs damaged by warming ocean
A third of Guam’s coral reefs have died because of rising ocean temperatures and bleaching, researchers say.
The University of Guam researchers found increased temperatures killed 34 per cent of the territory’s coral reefs between 2013 and 2017. The Guam Daily Post reported the damage was most severe off Guam’s east coast where 60 percent of the reefs are gone. Meanwhile, Guam is anticipating another mass bleaching event, which usually precedes large-scale reef death.