[Coral-List] Major Bleaching in Thai Waters in 2010 - PMBC Research Bulletin Papers

Richard Dunne RichardPDunne at aol.com
Fri Apr 27 05:41:06 EDT 2012


A compilation of papers (listed below) covering the major bleaching 
event in Thai waters in 2010 has recently been published. The papers 
include those considering the physical factors leading to bleaching; the 
ecological impacts of the bleaching event and previous bleaching events 
dating back to 1991; the incidence of disease following bleaching; 
survival of coral recruits post-bleaching and management strategies 
employed by the Thai government to mitigate damage to the reefs during 
the bleaching period. Papers can be accessed at the following web-site:


Note on the occurrence of high sea surface temperatures in the Andaman 
Sea, in 2010.
Somkiat Khokiattiwong and Weidong Yu

The record of sea temperature during the 2010 coral bleaching at Phuket, 
Thailand – different datasets, different perspectives – unexplained 
errors in HadISST 1.1.
Richard P. Dunne

Repeated coral bleaching in the Andaman Sea, Thailand, during the last 
two decades.
Niphon Phongsuwan and Hansa Chansang

Delayed mortality in bleached massive corals on intertidal reef flats 
around Phuket, Andaman Sea, Thailand.
Barbara E. Brown and Niphon Phongsuwan

Bleaching susceptibility and growth characteristics of Porites lutea 
from the Andaman Sea, South Thailand.
Jani T. I. Tanzil

Observations of coral disease in Porites lutea in the Andaman Sea 
following the 2010 bleaching.
Lalita Putchim, Chaimongkol Yamarunpattana and Niphon Phongsuwan

Recovery status of scleractinian corals and associated fauna in the 
Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
J.S. Yogesh Kumar and C. Raghunathan

The 2010 coral bleaching event and its impact on the mushroom coral 
fauna of Koh Tao, western Gulf of Thailand.
Bert W. Hoeksema, Jennifer L. Matthews and Thamasik Yeemin

Coral mortality following the 2010 mass bleaching event at Kut Island, 
Makamas Sutthacheep, Mathinee Yucharoen, Wanlaya Klinthong, Sittiporn 
Pengsakun, Kanwara Sangmanee and Thamasak Yeemin

Impact of the 2010 coral bleaching event on survival of juvenile coral 
colonies in the Similan Islands on the Andaman Sea coast of Thailand.
Thamasak Yeemin, Chaipichit Saenghaisuk, Mathinee Yucharoen, Wanlaya 
Klinthong and Makamas Sutthacheep

Reef communities after the 2010 mass coral bleaching at Racha Yai Island 
in the Andaman Sea and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand.
Suchana Chavanich, Voranop Viyakarn, Paul Adams, Joel Klammer and Nathan 

Thailand's response plan on the 2010 coral bleaching.
Nalinee Thongtham and Niphon Phongsuwan

A new species of staghorn coral, Acropora sirikitiae sp. nov. 
(Scleractinia: Astrocoeniina: Acroporidae) from western Thailand.
Carden C. Wallace, Niphon Phongsuwan and Paul R. Muir

Professor Barbara Brown
School of Biology, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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