Coral mortality

Hector Reyes Bonilla hreyes at
Wed Jan 14 11:56:59 EST 1998

	Dear coraleros:
	I have been looking for data on why corals die after they were 
bleached. In the beginning, I thought that it was a physiological problem 
or so, but after following bleached corals in the Gulf of California for 
several months, I observed that most of them die because of overgrowing 
of other species (mostly algae), and not by "natural causes". Do you know 
of any paper doing explicit reference of this? Thanks.
	Hector Reyes
	UABCS, Depto. Biologia Marina

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