Corals get white – level 1

14-10-2015 07:00

There is an underwater heatwave. This is bad for corals. The corals are bleached.

They lose their colour because the water is too warm. A bleached coral is white.

Around 38 per cent of corals are bleached this year. Around 12,000 square kilometres of corals die.

Difficult words: heatwave (when it is too hot), coral (an animal which lives in the sea and looks like a piece of rock), bleach (to make something white).

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