[Coral-List] Bleaching Report

shashank Keshavmurthy iamshanky15 at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 19 10:05:29 EDT 2008

Dear Listers
There has been again bleaching in corals of  a high latitude coral community in Nishidomari, Otsuki ( N 32 degree 46’ 45” and E 132degree 43’ 59”), Japan.
Compare to the previous year, this year it has been worst.  Seawater temperatures are 30 degree centigrade + most of the time.
The main reason for such impact is lack of Typhoons this year resulting in almost no mixing of cold  and warm waters
Please take a look at the photos I took today....


Most of the corals that I saw were at a depth of 3-4 meters.
Like last year, the most affected species is Acropora hyacinthus followed by pale coloration in Acropora formosa, Pavona decussata and bleaching of some other species.


Whether our efforts are, or not, favored by life, let us be able to say, when we come near the great goal,I have done what I could - Louis Pasteur

Role of Infinitely Small in Nature is Infinitely Large - Louis Pasteur
Keshavmurthy Shashank
Research Student, Graduate School of Kuroshio Science
Laboratory of Environmental Conservation
Kochi University, Monobe Campus, B 200
Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8502, Japan
Mobile: 81 08039253889
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----- Original Message ----
From: Marcos S. Barbeitos <msbb at ku.edu>
To: Coral-List at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Sent: Wednesday, August 13, 2008 3:24:31 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] Acropora surculosa

Dear listers,

I'd like to know the taxonomic status of Acropora surculosa (Dana, 1846).
Daphne Fautin's Hexacorallians of the World and a bunch of other online
repositories report the species as valid, but it is not listed either in
Cairns's (1999) compilation or in the latest edition of Veron's  Corals of
the World.

Thanks and best wishes.

Marcos S. Barbeitos

Post-Doc Fellow

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Biological Sciences

Haworth Hall 3007

1200 Sunnyside Ave.

Lawrence, KS 66045

Phone:  01 785 864 5690

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