According to a survey, coral has rebounded from storms and bleaching episodes to record levels along much of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Since monitoring began on the reef 36 years ago, the northern and central regions have the most coral cover.
However, the southern portion of the reef has less coral cover.
According to officials, the new coral is especially weak, which means that the gains might be quickly undone by challenges like climate change.
The Australian Institute of Marine Science (Aims) conducts an annual assessment of the condition of the reef utilising aerial surveys and divers who are slowly towed by boat.
Aims had serious worries going into this year's study after the confirmation of the fourth mass bleaching in six years in March.