Palmyra NOTICE - Bleaching?
Gang.Liu at noaa.gov
Wed Sep 18 12:30:51 EDT 2002
Our satellite sea surface temperatures (SSTs) show that during the past
few days, SST at Palmyra has increased significantly and reached 30.6
deg C (about 2 deg C above the expected maximum monthly mean SST at
Our global SST and coral bleaching HotSpot animations show that the
center of an area of abnormally warm SSTs which has been lingering
around the equator just to the east of the International Dateline, has
expanded and moved eastward to cover the northern Line Islands,
At Palmyra, thermal stress is accumulating that might lead to a
NOAA's Coral Reef Watch Project
Gang Liu, Ph.D.
NOAA Science Center, Rm 711
5200 Auth Road
Camp Springs, MD 20746
Tel: 301-763-8176 ext 30
Email: Gang.Liu at noaa.gov
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