[Coral-List] Bleaching in Mauritius

Ruby M Pillay kamlaruby at intnet.mu
Sat Jan 24 11:31:06 EST 2009

Dear all
Last week bleaching was observed  in the lagoon of Albion (depth 1.5-2m) on the west coast of Mauritius.Mostly Acroporas were bleached.
For the month of January the highest temperature recorded in the lagoon has been 32 0C with an average of 310C. The seasonal average is usually around 29 0C.
Surveys will be conducted at other sites to see whether this bleaching is localised or widespread

Ruby Moothien Pillay (Ph. D.)
Project Officer (Oceanography)
Mauritius Oceanography Institute
France Centre, Victoria Avenue
Quatre Bornes
Tel: (230) 427-4434
Mobile: (230) 723-8808
Fax:(230) 427-4433
Website: http://moi.gov.mu

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