[Coral-List] 2004 coral bleaching in the NWHI

Richard Grigg rgrigg at soest.hawaii.edu
Sat Oct 23 15:51:36 EDT 2004

Dear Jean,

         What are your plans to follow up these events to determine rates 
of recovery, or mortality?

                                                                 Rick Grigg

At 12:47 PM 10/22/04 -1000, Jean Kenyon, Ph.D. wrote:
>Drs. Jean Kenyon and Greta Aeby confirmed substantial coral bleaching at
>several reef systems in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands during surveys
>conducted in September/October 2004. At Maro Reef, Laysan, and
>Lisianski, the taxa most frequently affected included Montipora patula,
>Porites evermanni, and Porites lobata, with lower incidences of
>bleaching in Montipora capitata, Pocillopora meandrina, and Pocillopora
>damicornis. At Pearl & Hermes Atoll and Midway Atoll, bleaching was most
>pronounced in the shallow backreef habitat, with Montipora capitata and
>Pocillopora meandrina most frequently affected. The incidence of
>bleaching in the shallow backreef habitat at Kure, the northernmost
>atoll in the Hawaiian Archipelago, was less than that at Pearl & Hermes
>and at Midway, with the same taxa most frequently 
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