Caribbean bleaching 1982/83 vs. 1987

John McWilliams john_mcwilliams at
Fri Sep 27 06:47:35 EDT 2002

Dear coral list
Can anyone tell me (or suggest a reference) why the first major coral
bleaching event in the Caribbean was in 1987, whereas the 1982/83 ENSO was
stronger? Several references state that the 1982/83 episode as being the
second strongest in the 20th century, after 1997/98.


John McWilliams
School of Biological Sciences
University of East Anglia

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