White Plague in Mexican Caribbean

Miguel Angel Maldonado Cuevas maldonad at mar.icmyl.unam.mx
Thu Jul 19 13:53:59 EDT 2001

Dear coral-listers:

This notice is to report the presence of several Diploria strigosa, and a
few Montastrea annularis, colonies showing sings of White Plague type II in
Puerto Morelos Reef, Mexican Caribbean.  Affected colonies were first
observed by the end of June 2001 and their numbers are apparently increasing.

No other species have been observed affected by this disease in the
area.  Some infected colonies are being tagged in order to follow the
progression of the disease.

Biol. Miguel Angel Maldonado Cuevas
Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología
Unidad Académica Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos Q. Roo.
Tel (5) 6228596-97
01 (987) 10219 ext. 48
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