Report of coral bleaching, Boynton Beach FL

Ingrid Guch iguch at
Mon Oct 23 09:26:56 EDT 2000

NOAA/NESDIS has a bleaching report form on-line at

The report will go to Al Strong and Marguerite Toscano and is in
association with our Tropical Ocean Coral Bleaching Indices site
highlighting regions of very warm ocean temperatures as read from
satellites.  Unfortunately
our temperatures are currently reading too cool, so I can't give much
information about the ocean temperatures for this bleaching event.

We are also working to share our bleaching database with other groups
interested in
the same information.

Ingrid Guch

At 09:58 AM 10/22/00 , Etichscuba at wrote:
>While diving yesterday (10/21/00) I observed bleaching of Maze Coral
>(Meandrina meandrites) from Gulfstream to Lynn's Reef off Boynton Beach
>Fl.  I have been diving this area for the last five years on a weekly
>basis.  The bleaching has occurred within the last two weeks.  
>Approximately 10-20% of this species is now affected, with some colonies
>completely snow white.
>Is there an agency or group this should be reported to?
>Ed Tichenor

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