India, April 12 -- Coral species considered to be resistant to bleaching also found to be affected and dying

New evidence from the Australian Marine Conservation Society revealed that the coral bleaching observed earlier this year in the southern part of the Great Barrier Reef is far worse than expected.

A new footage indicated that the coral bleaching has extended to deeper parts of the reef, with corals at 18 metres of depth affected and even starting to die as record marine heatwaves scourge the ocean.

Coral bleaching is caused when corals get stressed by extreme conditions such as temperature, light and nutrients. As a stress response, they release symbiotic algae called as zooxanthellae, habituating in their living tissues, causin...