Contrasting bleaching patterns in mushroom coral assemblages at Koh Tao, Gulf of Thailand

Abstract

Extensive fields of free-living mushroom corals (Scleractinia: Fungiidae) on reef flats and upper slopes (<7 m) around Koh Tao showed massive bleaching (Fig. 1a) after rising seawater temperatures during mid-April 2010. Using the roving diver technique (Hoeksema and Koh 2009), we examined the prevalence of bleaching in individuals belonging to 19 fungiid… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-010-0675-5

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