Galapagos - Bleaching?

Prof Alan E Strong strong at
Tue Nov 18 13:27:21 EST 1997

SST have reached new highs around Galapagos -- nearly 28 deg C.  Our
HotSpot charts [see bottom for URL] show potential now exists for high
temp induced bleaching, associated with present El Nino.  This is the 1st
time SSTs have been this high a several years.

Elsewhere around the globe potential areas for bleaching appear to be less
than past the Red Sea HotSpot has almost completely
disappeared. [Have gotten no confirmation of bleaching in Cape Verdes, as 
conditions are now a bit less harsh.]

Appreciate any feedback.

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