Cook Islands - no bleaching
carlson at soest.hawaii.edu
Tue Apr 11 17:29:03 EDT 2000
Apparently the Cook Islands are not experiencing any bleaching event.
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From: Bruce Carlson <carlson at soest.hawaii.edu>
> >To: Ben Ponia <rar at mmr.gov.ck>
> >Date: 11 April 2000 09:00
> >Subject: Re:
> >>I'd like to post your message on the Coral-List server which goes out to
> >>coral reef biologists and others around the world who are interested in
> >>is happening out in your area. Do you have any objections if I post it?
> >>Bruce Carlson, Director
> >>Waikiki Aquarium.
> ----- Original Message -----
From: Ben Ponia <rar at mmr.gov.ck>
To: Bruce Carlson <carlson at soest.hawaii.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2000 11:03 AM
> no problem
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: Ben Ponia <rar at mmr.gov.ck>
> >>To: Bruce Carlson <carlson at soest.hawaii.edu>
> >>Sent: Monday, April 10, 2000 2:01 PM
> >>Kia orana Bruce,
> >>Mary forwarded your email concerns about coral bleaching to me. I have
> >>got back to Rarotonga today but have emailed the local dive operators
> >>coral scientists to ask their opionion. i spoke to an operator who
> >>that the only unusual activity was an increase in crown of thorns. we
> >>receive temperature data from tidal monitoring stations, the latest set
> >>for the month of february which reported temperatures higher then
> >>am not too sure of march and april. i was told that the last few weeks
> >>been quite stormy weather.
> >>coincidently, we've just hosted a major climate change conference here
> >>week with several hundred participants. if a major bleaching event
> >>it would be ironic if none of them noticed it!
> >>we do some coral monitoring work here. we don't do regular monitoring
> >>though, the last major survey was in feb 1999.
> >>ben ponia
> >>director research
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