[Coral-List] Bleaching in the British Virgin Islands

Shannon Gore sd_gore at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 4 12:21:12 EDT 2005

The British Virgin Islands are also experiencing bleaching similar to St. John, USVI. Signs of bleaching occured 6 weeks ago but over the past 2 weeks, bleaching has been severe. Over 90% is bleached down to 30m and temperatures are reading 30 deg. C. on dive guages. A number of corals have been tagged at various locations and depths to monitor recovery, if any.  Fishermen from Anegada are also reporting "white reefs" around Horeshoe Reef.  


Shannon Gore

BVI Consevation & Fisheries Department


Dr. Charles Sheppard

University of Warwick


Clive Petrovic

Environmental Consultant


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