CORAL BLEACHING

Corals are among the first indicators of climate change. When ocean temperatures get too hot for too long, corals undergo a process called "bleaching," during which they lose their color, revealing a white skeleton underneath.

 

 heron island, australia, feb 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

heron island, australia, feb 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 great barrier reef, feb 2017 credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

great barrier reef, feb 2017
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 okinawa, sept 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

okinawa, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 NEW CALEDONIA, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

NEW CALEDONIA, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 THE MALDIVES, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

THE MALDIVES, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 Discarded oil drums litter the bottom in Grenada CREDIT: Jill heinerth/ coral reef image bank

Discarded oil drums litter the bottom in Grenada
CREDIT: Jill heinerth/ coral reef image bank

 
 cairns, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

cairns, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 NEW caledonia, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

NEW caledonia, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 great barrier reef, feb 2017 credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

great barrier reef, feb 2017
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 FIJI credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

FIJI
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 cairns, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

cairns, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 okinawa sept 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

okinawa sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016  credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 american samoa, feb 2015 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

american samoa, feb 2015
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 Kaneohe Bay, HAWAII CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY / XL CATLIN SEAVIEW SURVEY

Kaneohe Bay, HAWAII
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY / XL CATLIN SEAVIEW SURVEY

 
 the maldives, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

the maldives, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 new caledonia credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

new caledonia
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 coral bleaching credit: howard hall

coral bleaching
credit: howard hall

 
 Kaheohe Bay, Hawaii CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

Kaheohe Bay, Hawaii
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
 American samoa, feb 2015 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

American samoa, feb 2015
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 heron island, GREAT BARRIER REEF credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

heron island, GREAT BARRIER REEF
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 THE MALDIVES, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

THE MALDIVES, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 NEW CALEDONIA, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

NEW CALEDONIA, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 THE MALDIVES, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

THE MALDIVES, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 cairns, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016  credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

cairns, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 the maldives, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

the maldives, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 the maldives, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

the maldives, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 UTILA, HONDURAS, JAN 2018 CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

UTILA, HONDURAS, JAN 2018
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
 OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016  credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 great barrier reef, feb 2017 credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

great barrier reef, feb 2017
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 great barrier reef, feb 2017 credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

great barrier reef, feb 2017
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 the Maldives, 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

the Maldives, 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 THE MALDIVES, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

THE MALDIVES, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 the maldives, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

the maldives, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 UTILA, HONDURAS, JAN 2018 CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

UTILA, HONDURAS, JAN 2018
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
 American samoa, feb 2015 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

American samoa, feb 2015
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 NEW caledonia, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

NEW caledonia, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 UTILA, HONDURAS, JAN 2018 CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

UTILA, HONDURAS, JAN 2018
CREDIT: THE OCEAN AGENCY/ coral reef image bank

 
 New caledonia, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

New caledonia, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016  credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

OKINAWA, JAPAN, sept 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 BLEACHED staghorn coral, Grand Cayman CREDIT: Jill heinerth/ coral reef image bank

BLEACHED staghorn coral, Grand Cayman
CREDIT: Jill heinerth/ coral reef image bank

 
 great barrier reef credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

great barrier reef
credit: the ocean agency/ coral reef image bank

 
 coral bleaching credit: howard hall

coral bleaching
credit: howard hall

 FIJI credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

FIJI
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 

 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 
 okinawa, japan, sep 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

okinawa, japan, sep 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 
 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016  credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 heron island, australia, feb 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

heron island, australia, feb 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 
 THE MALDIVES, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

THE MALDIVES, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 
 THE MALDIVES, may 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

THE MALDIVES, may 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 
 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 
 American samoa, feb 2015 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

American samoa, feb 2015
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 NEW caledonia, mar 2016 credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

NEW caledonia, mar 2016
credit: the ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank


Coral death, as a result of coral bleaching.

 american samoa, feb 2015  Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

american samoa, feb 2015
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 lIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016  Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

lIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016 Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016  Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016  Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016 Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 lizard island, australia, may 2016  Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

lizard island, australia, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

 
 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016 Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey


 american samoa, aug 2015  Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

american samoa, aug 2015
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016 Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016 Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

LIZARD island, AUSTRALIA, may 2016
Credit: The Ocean agency / xl catlin seaview survey/ coral reef image bank

 

Higher resolution imagery is available upon request