Mass bleaching of corals is not restricted just to the Great Barrier Reef. Coral reefs off the Lakshadweep Islands in India too have been found to be affected, in a study by marine biologists of the Nature Conservation Foundation. The researchers fear that we could soon be witnessing irreversible impacts of rising sea surface temperatures on coral reefs of the Lakshadweep.
Starting today, catch Green Humour every Sunday in Mid-Day! I'm kicking my new column off with this comic on coral bleaching.