Panamanian Caribbean coral reef temperatures have been very hot in 2017 and have hovered near the bleaching temperature threshold almost all year.
Bleaching began around March, unusually early, but by June waters had cooled down below the threshold, and corals went into a bleaching recovery phase…
Author: Thomas J. Goreau
American Zoologist, Vol. 32, No. 6 (1992), pp. 683-695
Published by: Oxford University Press
Bleaching and Reef Change in Jamaica 1951-1991