Galapagos -- Bleaching

D Medio dm16 at
Wed Feb 25 05:41:32 EST 1998

Just a quick note on coral bleaching. Apart from a few sporadic events in
the northern Red Sea in 1995, 1996 and 1997, I have recently witnessed
some severe mortality, possibly due to bleaching, in the southern Red Sea
along the Yemen coast.

During the months of March, April and May temperature readings taken
showed some consistently warmer values than typically expected. Any real
satellite data anyone. 

(Dr) David Medio
Tropical Marine Research Unit
University of York
York YO1 5DD

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