This map shows the global observations of coral bleaching occurrences combined with NOAA Coral Reef Watch's satellite monitoring products including Sea Surface Temperature, Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly, Bleaching HotSpot and Degree Heating Weeks. These datasets are added into ReefBase Online GIS each month.
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This report documents results of a study commissioned by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to improve methods for measuring the economic values that the U.S. public places on the protection and restoration of coral reef ecosystems. The work focused on the coral reefs of Hawaii. These reefs are obviously of economic importance to both the state and the nation, yet there has been less economic research focused on the reefs of Hawaii compared to other parts of the…Continue
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Seven popular dive sites in the Andaman Sea will be closed for at least six more months to allow coral damaged by bleaching to recover. The National Parks Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department ordered the temporary closure of 18 diving sites at seven marine national parks in the Andaman Sea in January last year because of the coral bleaching phenomenon.
Eleven of the sites were reopened to tourists in November after inspections found the coral had recovered to a satisfactory…
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lorida Keys National Marine Sanctuary and its advisory council are seeking public comment on issues related to sanctuary boundaries, marine zones, Key West and Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge's Backcountry Management Plan, and associated regulations. The comments received will guide a review of the …Continue
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Recent study has evidenced that some coral species may be able to adapt to warmer Ocean. This finding was from the study by international coral reef scientist published in PLOS One journal which reported that coral population which unexpectedly survives from a massive bleaching in 2010 was previously experienced severely bleaching in 1998 event. The study was conducted in three sites in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. At one in Indonesia that had not bleached previously, corals…Continue
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Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Updated: 6:45 a.m. Monday, April 23, 2012
Posted: 11:22 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 2012
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