[Coral-List] Gulf (ROPME) warm water?
Alan E. Strong
Alan.E.Strong at noaa.gov
Thu Sep 14 08:59:11 EDT 2006
In 2003 high thermal stresses were observed in the northern regions of
ROPME Sea Area and in 2001 levels were witnessed being even higher than
being presently observed this year. These values can be seen on our
Degree Heating Weeks pages for Coral Reef Watch...
...that are being used to assess present levels [and historical, I might
add] of thermal stress associated with coral reef bleaching. We have
noted over past years that frequently this same product exhibits some
utility for other ecosystem heat-related anomalies outside the coral
realm....this may be one of those situations.
Please keep us informed...other speculations sought...
Coral Reef Watch Consultant
Iain Macdonald wrote:
> Dear Listers,
> I was wanting to ask if anybody working in the ROPME sea area has observed higher than normal seawater temperatures for the last few weeks. I have read reports in local papers of a fish kill that was linked to seawater temperature. This may make an interesting post session discussion at the Bremen meeting. I will try and get some data.
> Best regards,
> Iain Macd.
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