Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005

  title={Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005},
  author={C. Mark Eakin and Jessica A. T. Morgan and Scott F. Heron and Tyler B. Smith and Gang Liu and Lorenzo {\'A}lvarez-Filip and Bart J. Baca and Erich Bartels and Carolina Bastidas and Claude Bouchon and Marilyn E. Brandt and Andrew W. Bruckner and Lucy Bunkley-Williams and Andrew A. Cameron and Billy D. Causey and Mark Chiappone and Tyler R. L. Christensen and M. James C. Crabbe and Owen Day and Elena de la Guardia and Guillermo D{\'i}az-Pulido and Daniel DiResta and Diego Luis Gil-Agudelo and David S. Gilliam and Robert N. Ginsburg and Shannon Gore and H{\'e}ctor Mendoza Guzm{\'a}n and James Hendee and Edwin A. Hern{\'a}ndez-Delgado and Ellen Husain and Christopher F. G. Jeffrey and Ross J. Jones and Eric Jord{\'a}n-Dahlgren and Les S. Kaufman and David I. Kline and Philip A. Kramer and Judith C. Lang and Diego Lirman and Jennie Mallela and Carrie Manfrino and Jean-Philippe Mar{\'e}chal and Ken Marks and Jennifer Mihaly and William J Miller and Erich M. Mueller and Erinn M Muller and Carlos A. Orozco Toro and Hazel A. Oxenford and Daniel Ponce-Taylor and Norman John Quinn and Kim B. Ritchie and Sebasti{\'a}n Rodr{\'i}guez and Alberto Rodr{\'i}guez Ram{\'i}rez and Sandra L. Romano and Jameal F. Samhouri and Juan A. S{\'a}nchez and George P. Schmahl and Burton V. Shank and William J. Skirving and Sascha Claus Christoff Steiner and Estrella Villamizar and Sheila M. Walsh and Cory S. Walter and Ernesto Weil and Ernest H. Williams and Kimberly Woody Roberson and Muhammad Yusri Md Yusuf},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND The rising temperature of the world's oceans has become a major threat to coral reefs globally as the severity and frequency of mass coral bleaching and mortality events increase. In 2005, high ocean temperatures in the tropical Atlantic and Caribbean resulted in the most severe bleaching event ever recorded in the basin. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Satellite-based tools provided warnings for coral reef managers and scientists, guiding both the timing and location of researchers… CONTINUE READING
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