[Coral-List] Coral bleaching observation: Dubai, Arabian/Persian Gulf
John.Burt at zu.ac.ae
Fri Aug 15 07:55:27 EDT 2008
Coral bleaching has been observed at several reefs and breakwaters in Dubai, UAE in the past week. Species primarily affected include Acropora downingi, Porites lutea, P. lobata, Cyphastrea micropthalma, and Turbinaria reniformes. Most bleaching is restricted to depths less than 4 m.
Similar observations were reported last here year, and most bleached colonies in permanent quadrats recovered 'normal' appearance within one month during that event.
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