Bleaching in the Bahamas

Joe Pawlik pawlikj at
Mon Oct 5 13:24:41 EDT 1998


I just returned from a 2 week research cruise (14 Sep - 01
Oct) in the Bahamas on board HBOI's r/v Edwin Link to
study sponge chemical ecology, and we noted near
complete bleaching of all the scleractinians and
hydrocorals, along with some gorgonians at most of our
sites, including Sweetings Cay, Chubb Cay, Little San
Salvador, San Salvador and Egg Is.  Samana Cay was
much less effected.


Joseph R. Pawlik, Ph.D., Professor
Biological Sciences
Wilmington, NC  28403-3297
voice: (910)962-3475
FAX: (910)962-4066
pawlikj at

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