jalvarez at kin.cieamer.conacyt.mx
Thu Oct 8 16:22:10 EDT 1998
Dear´Sirs. Two weeks ago as part of my doctoral dissertation I did some
sampling in the coral reef of Mahahual ,in the Mexican Caribbean close to
the city of Chetumal.The water temperature in this place wincreased from 82
to88 F (27.7 to31.1 C). While diving nears the crest of reef I noticed clear
pale corals. genus Mantastrea , Porites and Agarica which looks as
bleaching. I have sampoles of those corals as well as color slides.Looks
like the first report of bleaching in Mexico.
Jose humberto Alvarez hernandez
Centro de Investigacion y Estudios Avanzados del I.P.N.
unidad Merida. Merida Yucatan, Mexico.
Carretera Antigua a Progreso Km. 6 C.P. 97310.
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