bleaching in Philippines (fwd)

Coral Health and Monitoring Program coral at
Fri Jul 26 09:59:46 EDT 1996

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Date: Fri, 26 Jul 1996 08:03:39 +0800 
From: CEMRINO <cemrino at> 
To: hendee at 
Subject: bleaching in Philippines 

Dear Dr. Hendee, 

	Pete Raines at Coral Cay in London said you would be interested in 
any observations of bleaching.  I have been in the Philippines for a year, 
and not seen anything but a few scattered background bleached colonies 
until just this week.  We have just a few, mostly massives- I've noticed 
mostly massive Porites, a couple Playgyra, someone else has noticed some 
Favids.  Last week the water seemed particularly warm, this week cool due 
to clouds and rain.  We have no thermometers or hydrometers, but Coral Cay 
on Danjugan does. 

-Doug Fenner   Center for the Establishment of Marine Reserves, Dumaguete, 
Negros Oriental, Philippines. 
Centre for the Establishment of Marine Reserves in Negros Oriental 
109 San Jose Extension 
Dumaguete City 6200 
Negros Oriental 
Tel:  (+63 35) 225 3961 
Fax:  (+63 35) 225 5563 

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