Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth says the country will seek compensation for the extensive environmental damage from the Japanese ship's owner, Nagashiki Shipping company.
Scientists say the four-year study – in over 370 reefs in nearly 60 countries – used more than 15,000 baited and remotely operated cameras to yield "alarming" results.
The Cuba's first coral nursery is designed to help the country repopulate its reefs, some of the most pristine in the Caribbean.
Local marine biologists say the annual event, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, could be among the biggest in recent years.
Conservationists say a new funding to restore and protect the Great Barrier Reef is "an important step" while the biggest threat to the reef is global warming.
Kenyan divers are planting coral by anchoring them to the ocean floor they are hoping to replace coral reefs that have been destroyed. In addition to improving coral reefs, locals have also benefitted from increase in tourism and fish.
Researchers warned that the reef was already experiencing an unprecedented second straight year of bleaching.
Seven percent of Australia's Great Barrier Reef untouched by mass bleaching
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