Some Coral Bouncing Back From El Niño

  title={Some Coral Bouncing Back From El Ni{\~n}o},
  author={Dennis Normile},
  pages={941 - 942}
  • D. Normile
  • Published 12 May 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Science
Coral reefs in the Indian and Pacific oceans seem to be recovering more quickly than expected from a recent devastating "bleaching" caused by high ocean temperatures. New research suggests that the nascent recoveries may be partly due to the unexpected survival of juvenile coral that somehow avoided the brunt of the environmental assault. However, the coral would not be able to mature and recover from the repeated bleaching forecast to accompany projected global warming, researchers say. 
Recovery of coral populations after the 1998 bleaching on Shiraho Reef, in the southern Ryukyus, NW Pacific
A time-series transect study on a reef flat revealed the different responses of coral populations among species to this event, and found H. coerulea was the least susceptible to bleaching and maintained almost constant coverage before and after the bleaching.
Mass coral settlement on the artificial reefs in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan
The 1998 bleaching event was the most extensive and severe one ever observed in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. From late August to September, mass mortality of hermatypic corals, especially the genus
Size matters: bleaching dynamics of the coral Oculina patagonica
The high mortality of large colonies, high survivorship of the small colonies, and the decline in colony size, due to partial mortality, suggest that, in the case of bleaching in populations of O. patagonica, small colony size is advantageous.
Global warming and its impact on skin disorders.
  • S. Grover, Rajeshwari
  • Environmental Science
    Indian journal of dermatology, venereology and leprology
  • 2009
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