[Coral-List] coral bleaching and selecting marine protected areas
david at trilliumfilms.net
Tue Feb 7 20:47:58 EST 2006
Hello, I am new to the list.
I am working on a coral reef conservation documentary and would like
to do some fact checking. Much of the underwater imagery is shot in
atolls in the north and south pacific. We are supporting the NWHI MPA
in the film as one solution to protect reef habitat. However, it is
difficult to protect against global sea water temperature rises and
large scale bleaching events. Would it be accurate to say that the NWHI
are well situated geographically in the Pacific gyre to minimize the
coral reefs exposure to sea water increase and subsequent bleaching
events in comparison to other island groups or reef systems? The
Hawaiian Islands experienced cool water temperatures in 1998 and
experienced little bleaching effects.
It is a bit of a leap perhaps but makes for a good generalized
statement of support.
Thanks for your advice
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