Coral bleaching occurs when reef building corals shed their tiny algae to relieve stress and to increase their chances of survival. This spectacular aerial image of bleached branching corals at Big Peninsular was taken by Max Allen Jnr from Freedom Fastcats. Keppel corals can recover within a year under the right conditions by cloning themselves, even growing back over the dead skeleton. Read more about this extraordinary phenomenon at www.keppels.com.au/keppel-reefs/bleaching

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