In 2016, the Great Barrier Reef suffered unprecedented mass coral bleaching as part of the Third Global Coral Bleaching Event. An estimated 30% of the Reef died as a consequence. Lizard Island in the far northern section was particularly hard hit. This image was captured during filming for the Emmy award-winning documentary film Chasing Coral.

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  • Title: Last Cry For Help
  • Creator: Christophe Bailhache
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Location Created: Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
  • Rights: © Underwater Earth/XL Catlin Seaview Survey/Christophe Bailhache. Image partners: AXA XL, Google, UNESCO, Exposure Labs/Chasing Coral, Panedia, Fourth Element
  • External Link: Underwater Earth 360: Lizard Island Coral Bleaching

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