[Coral-List] Ideal Temperatures for Coral growth, reproduction, and thermal lethal limits.

Rudy Bonn rudy_bonn at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 5 15:45:36 EDT 2014

Hello coral listers, can someone tell me what the ideal temperature range for growth and reproduction in scleractinian, hermatypic corals.  Does it differ among species, depth range, turbidity, DO, salinity, and any other parameters that should be considered?  Also, what is the thermal range for bleaching to likely begin?
One earlier post stated that they recorded a temperature of 89 degrees @ 30' and that most of the species were showing signs of severe bleaching.  Thanks for your consideration, Rudy Bonn.

Rudy S Bonn
Marine Educator/Biologist
Miami, Florida

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