Coral bleach ‘points’ to warmer seas

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The worst coral bleaching Torres Strait islanders have seen in about 40 years is thought to be linked to global warming.

Large patches of coral between Horn and Thursday islands have taken on a ghostly appearance in the past month.

The bleaching has coincided with a sudden rise in sea temperature in the region.

Residents claim the bleaching, which has hit shallow inshore coral reefs, is the worst they