efe-epaSydney, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef, which stretches 2,300 kilometers off the northeast coast of Australia, has lost more than half of its corals since 1995 as a result of ocean warming due to climate change, according to a study published Wednesday.

The decline in corals (small, medium and large) occurred in both shallow and deep waters throughout the Great Barrier Reef, which is home to 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish and 4,000 varieties of mollusks.EFE-EPA