[Coral-List] Bleaching at Lee Stocking Island

Deb Gochfeld gochfeld at olemiss.edu
Mon Jul 16 14:43:57 EDT 2007

A brief survey on reefs around Lee Stocking Island last week 
indicated a low level of bleaching.  Approximately 10% of Siderastrea 
siderea colonies exhibited partial bleaching but so far, only small 
parts of colonies are affected and most were not yet white.  Other 
species showing some early effects (also not extreme or widespread) 
included Porites porites, Diploria strigosa and Agaricia agaricites. 
This is comparable to levels observed in July in previous years. 
Typically bleaching at LSI does not become major until mid-August 
through October.

Deb Gochfeld
Deborah Gochfeld, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist
National Center for Natural Products Research
P.O. Box 1848
University of Mississippi
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-6769
Fax: 662-915-7062
Email: gochfeld at olemiss.edu

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