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Woodley, Jeremy D
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Centre for Marine Sciences
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Studies on Caribbean coral bleaching, 1995-96
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Proceedings of 8th International Coral Reef Symposium
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1997
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1
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673-678
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Abstract
Coral bleaching occured throughout the Caribbean in late 1995. It was most extensive in the centre and west of the region, only slight in the Lesser Antilles and Bermuda. Sea temperture records for many of the affected sites were unusually high in late summer. Detailed surveys were made at 12 sites. Agaricia, Diploria, Montastraea, Millepora, Porites and Siderastrea spp. were especially affected, but there was variability in the ranking of species responses, and some variability with depth. At eight sites, the extent of bleaching and subsequent mortality of common species were estimated at intervals into 1996. Mortality amongst bleached colonies was highest at the end of each study, and could have been increasing, but most of them had recovered.....
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