Addition to 1997-98 Mass Coral Bleaching

Walt Jaap STP Walt.Jaap at
Tue Sep 14 14:25:01 EDT 1999

One piece of evidence that might (might not) support the correlation of
bleaching with fisheries loss is the historical spiny lobster commercial
landings.  During the mid to late 1980s the lobster landings declined during
those years when there was a bleaching episode which also were ENSO years. This
was for Florida landings.

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