[Coral-List] "Caribbean coral suffers record die-off"

Louis Florit Louis.Florit at noaa.gov
Fri Mar 31 15:30:34 EST 2006

Corals in the news, on CNN's website, Science & Space section:


"WASHINGTON (AP) -- A one-two punch of bleaching from record hot water
followed by disease has killed ancient and delicate coral in the biggest
loss of reefs scientists have ever seen in Caribbean waters.

Researchers from around the globe are scrambling to figure out the
extent of the loss. Early conservative estimates from Puerto Rico and
the U.S. Virgin Islands find that about one-third of the coral in
official monitoring sites has recently died."

Louis Florit, Research Associate
University of Miami/CIMAS
NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic Meteorological Laboratory
4301 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149
Phone:  (305) 361-4445

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