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NOAA forecasts no major bleaching events in 2011

By Leonard Ho - Posted Jun 04, 2011 03:55 PM
The good news about coral bleaching keeps rolling in. Ocean temperatures for 2011 has been surprisingly cool, and NOAA is forecasting no major bleaching events anywhere in the world for 2011.
NOAA forecasts no major bleaching events in 2011

Healthy reefs at Port Ghalib, Egypt. Photo by J. Hutsch, Wikimedia Commons

A few days ago, we reported that researchers observed no bleaching events at the Gulf of Mannar this year.  Now, NOAA is forecasting no major coral bleaching event in 2011 anywhere in the world.  The thermal-stress computer models for 2011 show significantly lower ocean temperatures, giving the world's reefs a much needed respite.  Corals will also have the opportunity to heal from past bleaching events.


(via VOA)

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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