Julian Sprung's email.

Don McAllister mcall at superaje.com
Fri Aug 25 20:47:43 EDT 2000

EricHugo at aol.com wrote:

> Hi Julian:
> I can see where the article is misleading in that it sort of lumps together
> bleaching and certain mass bleaching events.  S

The papers like Goreau which analyze the major bleaching events related to
extended above-normal warm season temperatures usually speak of "widespread
bleaching."  Widespread bleaching is a new phenomenon.

Bleaching due to heavy rain at low tide, sedimentation, pollution, etc. are
usually local.

For more info see the home pages of Global Coral Reef Alliance and NOAA.

Don McAllister

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