Parts of Great Barrier Reef show highest coral cover in 36 years

STORY: Source: Australian Institute of Marine Sciences

Two-thirds of the Great Barrier Reef have the highest coral cover in 36 years

Central and northern stretches of the reef have seen recovery

This contrasts sharply with the southern region which has lost coral cover

due to outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish

The report comes as UNESCO considers whether to list the Reef as ‘in danger’

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