[Coral-List] Thermal Stress Records Broken - Eastern Caribbean

Alan E Strong Alan.E.Strong at noaa.gov
Wed Oct 5 12:22:52 EDT 2005

Caribbean Update:


Our Degree Heating Weeks product for Oct 4 continues to show an 
escalation of thermal stress around Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  
Two more of our Bleaching Indices sites, PR & USVI, have had their 
previous record DHWs eclipsed this year [as was the case earlier for 
Sombrero Key) with Puerto Rico showing accumulations of 7.0 (DHW) and 
USVI reaching 7.5 this week.  Both of these sites had previous record 
DHWs in 1999 and 1998, respectively.


Al Strong
Coral Reef Watch

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