Global Coral Disease Database

Fabrice POIRAUD-LAMBERT fpl10 at
Mon Mar 6 13:43:16 EST 2000


I don't know if that's an interesting feedback or not, but I'm just back
from the Philippines where I saw problems on Small polyped corals
(Acropora, Seriatopora, Pocillopora, etc...) and on few other hard corals
like lobophyllia :
- let say that 1% of the colonies are suffering (global eye perception : i
did not count)
- Tissue necrosis (starting from the heart to the tips of the branches) is
visible (some might be caused by snails, but some are not)
- bleaching (it currently rains a lot - too much for the season ? - and SST
is only max 28°C)

Few COT are visible. Seems not to be a pb.

According to algae color evolution on dead part of the killed colonies, it
seems that this problem exists for a while...


>WCMC and NOAA (NMFS) are pleased to announce that the Global Coral Disease
>Database is now accessible on-line at:
>The database contains more than 2000 records of direct observations of
>coral disease in the field, obtained from 155 separate sources. There is a
>tool which allows you to select and map records over the WCMC global coral
>reef maps. Full details for mapped records may then be downloaded for
>personal use.
>Please bear in mind that the service provided here is only as good as the
>data which is in the public domain. If you are aware of publications which
>we have ommitted to include, or have personal and perhaps unpublished
>observations of coral disease, then we would very much like to include
>them. Please refer to the 'data submission page'
>( for details.
>Many thanks,
>Dr. Edmund Green
>Head, Marine and Coastal Programme
>World Conservation Monitoring Centre
>219 Huntingdon Road
>CB3 0DL
>United Kingdom
>Tel: (44) 1223 277314
>Fax: (44) 1223 277136
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