Loading 3D model
You are seeing a 360° image instead.
Connection error. Please try again.
Sorry, the model can't be displayed.
Please check out our FAQ to learn how to fix this issue.
It looks like your browser or this site is blocking some scripts or cookies necessary to properly display the viewer.
Or visit the Help Center for more information:
Coral impacted by climate change. 3D Model
This coral is between 100 and 200 years old and 2 - 3 m across but could get much older. You can see where the coral is alive, pink and healthy, and where the coral has bleached and died and turned a green brown colour. Millions of corals have died off due to warming seas. At some locations such as the Great Barrier Reef over 60% of corals have bleached. These ancient living structures, many over 1000 years old, that form the largest living structures on earth, which support the most biodiverse marine ecosystem on the planet, and feed billions of people, are dying in their millions from human induced climate change and other impacts such as bleaching, ocean acidification, coastal development, pollution, destructive fishing practices and disease.