[Coral-List] Coral Bleaching in St Croix, USVI, Caribbean

Mark Eakin Mark.Eakin at noaa.gov
Mon Jul 20 12:42:58 EDT 2009

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On Jul 17, 2009, at 2:34 PM, MelissaE Keyes wrote:

> Hello, Listers,
> Yesterday I noticed one Siderastrea siderea that has turned about  
> half-way to blue from brown.
> I also saw one small Diploria strigosa that was an odd grayish  
> white.  Not like the clear snow white of 2005 bleaching colors.  I  
> believe it's still alive.
> I've started a bleaching file of photos of each of them.  The sea is  
> quite warm, although I haven't a thermometer right now.
> I could build a blog of these photos if anyone is interested in  
> following this series that's just beginning.
> Cheers,
> Melissa E. Keyes
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Melissa E. Keyes
> St. Croix,
> U.S.Virgin Islands
> http://coralreefpainter.blogspot.com/
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C. Mark Eakin, Ph.D.
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Satellite Oceanography & Climate Division
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