Recently in social media there was news the the Great barrier reef was completely dead. But then I noticed to seem more news after this came out that it in fact was not yet dead but, was getting close to it. So with this I would like to find out what the actual state of the reef is and also what the condition of other coral reefs are over all. So the good news is that it is confirmed that the great barrier reef is not dead. Bad news is it is confirmed it is dying. Due to pollution and the growing acidity and rising temperature of the ocean the great barrier reef along with all of the other coral reefs in the ocean are in great danger of being complete wiped out . 75% of all of the oceans coral reefs are at the risk of completely dying. 93% of the worlds largest reef which is the great barrier reef has been effected by bleaching. Bleaching is when the reef is put under extreme stress from all of this ocean pollution. It is important for scientists who are devoted to saving the reefs let people know that the reefs are not dead or at least not dead yet. They want people to know this so they are still willing to contribute to save them or save what is left of them. Coral reefs make up only 1% of the ocean but they are home to as much as a 25% of all ocean species. So is no conservation or action is taken to protect this coral these species will most likely die out as well. The oceans coral reefs are also millions of years old. The great barrier reef specifically took 25 million years to grow to the size it is, or was. What is happening to these beautiful reefs is tragic and more action needs to be taken to prevent further destruction.