[Coral-List] Coral bleaching conditions update from the Great Barrier Reef

Johnston Davidson J.Davidson at gbrmpa.gov.au
Thu Feb 22 17:27:29 EST 2007

Current Bleaching Conditions Report from the Great Barrier Reef Marine 
Park Authority

The Climate Change Response Program, an initiative of the Great Barrier 
Reef Marine Park Authority, provides regular reports on bleaching 
conditions on Australia's Great Barrier Reef throughout summer and 
publishes early warnings of increased stress levels or widespread coral 
bleaching. The Current Conditions Report is compiled by the climate 
change team and is available at:


Observations of regional sea surface temperatures continue to be below 
long-term averages for this time of year (NOAA 
<http://www.osdpd.noaa.gov/PSB/EPS/SST/climohot.html>/, /ReefTemp 
/and, based on climate predictions and current conditions (POAMA 
the threat of widespread coral bleaching for the Great Barrier Reef 
region continues to be *low*.

Johnston Davidson
Project Officer
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2-68 Flinders St
PO Box 1379
Townsville, Qld  4810

Ph:  (07) 4750 0759
Fax: (07) 

Email: J.Davidson at gbrmpa.gov.au

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