Bleaching, or lack of..

Ernesto Weil eweil at
Wed Jun 26 14:17:02 EDT 2002

Dear colleagues,

I have been monitoring SWT in the southwest coast of Puerto Rico as well as
coral reefs around La Parguera for signs of bleaching. Since March, water
temperature rose a bit faster compared to last year, however, it has stayed
below 30 degrees (around 29) Celcius so far. No signs of bleaching (except
for the usual isolated, pale colony of Millepora and Palythoa) have been
observed in any reef in this area.


Ernesto Weil, Ph.D
Associate Professor
Dep. Marine Sciences
U. of Puerto Rico
PO BOX 908, Lajas PR 00667
Ph. (787) 899-2048 x. 241
Fax (787)899-5500/2630

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