responses of mixed coral assemblages to bleaching

J. Charles Delbeek delbeek at
Mon Sep 25 12:43:37 EDT 2000

On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, Clare Bradshaw wrote:

In dives in Palau several months after the coral bleaching event of 1998,
it was obvious that Porites, Montipora and interestingly Millipora showed
very few signs of bleaching or death. Most branching species were bleached
and dead (Acropora, Pocilliopora, Seriatopora etc.). Tridacna clams
appeared unaffected. In the bleaching that took place in Fiji this past
spring, a similar pattern emerged, also host anemones (Heteractis,
Stichodactyla spp.) bleached rapidly.

J. Charles Delbeek
Aquarium Biologist
Waikiki Aquarium

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