Bleached Reef (image) Rice University Share Print E-Mail Caption A section of the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia underwent bleaching in early 2011. Researchers found that a viral outbreak coincided with the bleaching. Credit A.M.S. Correa/Rice University Usage Restrictions Must credit: "A.M.S. Correa/Rice University" Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.