SST Time Series Fagatele Bay, AS

Alan E Strong Alan.E.Strong at
Thu Feb 20 22:21:09 EST 2003

NOTICE -- Possible American Samoa Bleaching

The above time series shows that SSTs at American Samoa have been
flirting with critical levels that would indicate bleaching may be close
at hand.  We understand from P. Craig that some bleaching has indeed
been observed recently at Ofu.  This is in a region where we have seen
Degree Heating Weeks (DHW), that show accumulations of HotSpot values,
beginning to accumulate...presently at 2.6 DHW.  Any observations of
bleaching should be reported at the following address:

Coral Reef Watch Program

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Alan E. Strong
Team Leader, Marine Applications Science Team (MAST)
Coral Reef Watch Project Coordinator
Phys Scientist/Oceanographer
  NOAA Science Center -- RM 711W
  5200 Auth Road
  Camp Springs, MD 20746-4304
        Alan.E.Strong at
             301-763-8102 x170
              FAX: 301-763-8572


                     SST Time Series -- Fagatele Bay, AS

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   Coral Bleaching Threshold SST = Maximum Monthly Mean SST + 1 degree C


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