The Effects of Coral Bleaching in The Northern Caribbean and Western Atlantic

Title

The Effects of Coral Bleaching in The Northern Caribbean and Western Atlantic

Format

Contribution to a Book

Book Title

Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs after Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005

First Page

73

Last Page

83

Editor

Clive Wilkinson and David Souter

Files

Link to Full Text

Download Full Text

Description

  • The effects of bleaching and hurricanes on coral reefs in 2005 varied across the region and within countries.
  • Some countries experienced intense widespread coral bleaching down to 35 m, while the effects of increased water temperatures were moderate to low in others.
  • Coral mortality rates were low on average; most corals recovered quickly when water temperatures dropped.
  • Greater human and financial resources are needed to monitor and effectively combat the effects of natural disasters.
  • Regular monitoring and analysis of data are essential components of sound management strategies for sustainable environmental management and economic growth.

Publisher Statement

Originally published as Wilkinson, C., Souter, D. (2008). Status of Caribbean coral reefs after bleaching and hurricanes in 2005. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, and Reef and Rainforest Research Centre, Townsville, 152 p. (ISSN 1447 6185)

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

City

Washington, DC

Keywords

Coral Reef, Atlantic, Caribbean, Coral Reef Bleaching, Hurricanes

Disciplines

Marine Biology | Terrestrial and Aquatic Ecology

The Effects of Coral Bleaching in The Northern Caribbean and Western Atlantic


Share

COinS