Vertical mixing and coral death in the Red Sea following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo

@article{Genin1995VerticalMA,
  title={Vertical mixing and coral death in the Red Sea following the eruption of Mount Pinatubo},
  author={Amatzia Genin and Boaz Lazar and Stephen L. Brenner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={377},
  pages={507-510}
}
THE eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines led to a cold air-temperature anomaly throughout the Middle East during the winter of 19921. Here we report that the vertical mixing in the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba) that winter was unusually deep—extending to >850 m—resulting in increased supply of nutrients to surface waters, which fuelled extraordinarily large algal and phytoplank-ton blooms. By spring, a thick mat of filamentous algae covered broad sections of the underlying reef causing… CONTINUE READING