El Niño and the Third Global Coral Bleaching Event: what has happened and have we reached the end of the tunnel ?

By Georgie Beresford As you may have seen in the news, corals have not been having an easy time this year. In fact for the last couple of years we have been experiencing the third global coral bleaching event, the cause of this has been a particularly strong El Niño. What is El Niño? El Niño is a global weather event, which occurs naturally every 2-7 years. It is distinguished by a shift in temperature patterns in the equatorial Pacific, …