New PDF release: A Reef Manager's Guide to Coral Bleaching

By Paul Marshall, Heidi Schuttenberg

ISBN-10: 1876945400

ISBN-13: 9781876945404

This consultant is a made from the collaboration of over fifty specialists in coral reef managemant. It presents a transparent and obtainable synthesis of present wisdom on coral bleachng. It presents science-based advice on activities reef managers can soak up respomse to a mass bleaching occasion, and how one can help the power of reefs to outlive and get over such occasions.

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In these cases, managers can be confident that a mass bleaching event is occurring if signs of bleaching are being observed at reefs throughout the region. Rarely will the effects of a bleaching event be patchy within an otherwise uniform reef habitat, such as might occur when outbreaks of coral disease or coral predators (such as COTS or Drupella) move through a reef community. 6) to distinguish between minor, moderate and major bleaching events are based on general criteria that can be adapted to local needs and used when providing summary overviews of the severity of a bleaching event.

The resulting program was designed to detect coral bleaching and assess the extent and implications of any bleaching events, yet be implemented with minimal resources. The information from this program will be used to assess and improve the effectiveness of management strategies to mitigate bleaching-induced impacts and to protect coral reefs in the area, as well as to raise awareness about coral bleaching and climate change. The WWF uses web-sourced El Niño predictions and NOAA HotSpot maps to assess the risk of bleaching each season.

Org) by searching the online literature database, or by contacting the authors. The protocol aims to provide detailed guidance for planning and implementing bleaching assessments under a range of resource settings, while ensuring that data are useful and readily integrated into a global database of coral bleaching impacts. 27 RESPONDING TO A BLEACHING EVENT Thresholds based on experimental data. This approach is the most resource intensive and will likely require collaboration with scientists to collect detailed experimental observations.

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