Mass Expulsion of Zooxanthellae from Jamaican Reef Communities after Hurricane Flora.

@article{Goreau1964MassEO,
  title={Mass Expulsion of Zooxanthellae from Jamaican Reef Communities after Hurricane Flora.},
  author={T F Goreau},
  journal={Science},
  year={1964},
  volume={145 3630},
  pages={383-6}
}
Very extensive bleaching of coral reef communities occurred after severe flood rains over eastern Jamaica. The loss of color was due to the mass expulsion of zooxanthellae from the tissues of Millepora, Scleractinia, Zoanthidea, and Actiniaria living in the shallow reef zones. The polyps of the bleached individuals continued to expand and feed in their normal fashion. It is believed that expulsion of the zooxanthellae was induced by contact with water of lowered osmotic pressure on the surface… CONTINUE READING

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