[Coral-List] Question Thermal vs PH shift

Murdoch, Thad tjmurdoch at gov.bm
Mon Jan 14 12:21:19 EST 2008

Regarding range extensions for corals: Another issue that seems to be
ignored is that corals will have to adapt to seasonal changes in
temperature and light that are not present in the tropics, and which
will continue to occur regardless of global temperature change.

Winter cold temperatures, greatly-reduced light levels and short days
seem to be what limit corals in Bermuda from occurring in our inshore
harbours and bays, not the summer heat or long sunny days.

Cheers - Thad

Thaddeus J T Murdoch, PhD
Principal Investigator
BREAM: Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Assessment and Mapping Programme
Bermuda Zoological Society
PO Box 145, Flatts, FL-BX

Tel: 441 293-4464 x441

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