[Coral-List] Coral Bleaching Warning for Glovers, Belize

Gang Liu Gang.Liu at noaa.gov
Mon Oct 6 13:42:11 EDT 2003

Coral Bleaching Warning for Glovers, Belize

Anomalously high sea surface temperatures (SSTs) have been developing
over most of the Caribbean Sea since late August.

The SST at Glovers, Belize has been creeping up above the summertime
maximum monthly mean SST since mid-August and now exceeds the level of
bleaching threshold.

DHW has started to accumulate at Glovers and is a little over 1 DHW now.
Bleaching is most likely already present in the area.

Any feedback you can provide is useful: both bleaching and non-bleaching
observations are welcome. Please send the feebback to Alan Strong
(Alan.E.Strong at noaa.gov) and/or Gang Liu (Gang.Liu at noaa.gov). Users are
also encouraged to use the NOAA/ReefBase collaborative online bleaching
report form to send input to our bleaching database. The form is
available at

Coral Reef Watch Project

October 6, 2003

 Gang Liu, Ph.D.
 Senior Research Scientist/Oceanographer
 (Decision Systems Technologies, Inc.)
 NOAA Coral Reef Watch Program
 SSMC1, #5307
 1335 East-West Highway
 Silver Spring, MD 20910-3226

 Tel: 301-713-9386 ext 131
 Fax: 301-713-3136
 Email: Gang.Liu at noaa.gov

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