Bleaching Notes -- Bermuda?

astrong at astrong at
Thu Jul 30 08:57:39 EDT 1998

"Comments" posted today at [repeated below]:

Observations appreciated...
Al Strong

HotSpot Notes   July 29, 1998

NOAA satellite data show "HotSpots" and related coral reef bleaching appears 
to be moving into the reefs of Bermuda for the first time since 1994.  

SSTs over much of the Gulf of Mexico continue to hover close to critical levels, 
especially near the Texas Flower Gardens.

In the eastern hemisphere:

     SSTs have inched upward a bit further in the Arabian Gulf and bleaching 	
would now appear to be widespread, as was seen in 1996.  

     The large HotSpot around northern reefs of the Philippines still shows no 	
signs of shrinking.

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