Potential Bleaching expands
john.naughton at noaa.gov
Fri Aug 3 21:01:38 EDT 2001
I'll be conducting surveys in Palau in conjunction with the US Coop.
Agency Team for the Palau Compact Road Project, Aug 6-15. Will keep an
eye open for potential bleaching, from the inner lagoon areas to the outer
barrier reef face.
Keep you posted. Aloha, John
Pacific Islands Area Office
Alan E Strong wrote:
> >From our HotSpot charts and Bleaching Indices that updated overnight,
> using information our satellite obtained during the past weekend, we
> observe the following changes in the present bleaching situation:
> *Okinawa -- increased SSTs (approaching 32 deg C in some areas)
> Saipan/Guam -- staying more to the north in the Northern Mariana's
> Midway - still showing signs of development from the west
> Palmyra - new area just west of the Line Islands
> Bahamas - SSTs increasing to the west of Great Exuma over the Bank
> Feedback appreciated...
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> Alan E. Strong
> Phys Scientist/Oceanographer
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> Alan.E.Strong at noaa.gov
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