Maldives bleaching

William Allison wallison at
Thu Jul 23 12:44:18 EDT 1998

To put Maldives bleaching in perspective:

Thomas Flueck's recent posting on Maldives implies bleaching damage is
worse than it is. The surveys were mostly or all post-main event (April
May) so there is no way of discriminating between pre-bleaching and
bleaching period mortality. Mortality of Acroporas was very high, but it
was not as bad as implied.


William (Bill) R. Allison (MSc, MBA)
Coral Reef Research and Management
Ma. Maadheli
Majeedhee Magu
Male 20-03

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