Global Coral Reef Alliance 2020 Winter Solstice Report

Global Coral Reef Alliance 2020 Winter Solstice Report

Flattening the CO2 Curve to Save Corals Thomas J. F. Goreau, PhD President, Global Coral Reef Alliance   Large scale death of corals from high temperature, pollution, and disease accelerated in 2020 as a result of fossil fuel-subsidizing policies of the US,...

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2020 Global Coral Reef Bleaching Patterns

2020 Global Coral Reef Bleaching Patterns

2020 will be another record year for coral reef bleaching, but there will be almost no field documentation of its global extent and impacts because the Covid epidemic has put a near complete halt to diving. As usual, global news media reported bleaching only in the...

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BIOROCK SAVES BLEACHING CORALS AGAIN

BIOROCK SAVES BLEACHING CORALS AGAIN

October 1 2020 Komang Astika & Tom Goreau Biorock Indonesia Pemuteran, Bali, Indonesia Corals growing on Biorock reefs in Indonesia that survived severe 2016 bleaching, and bleached again completely in 2020, have now fully recovered. Bleaching on Biorock was...

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Entire Caribbean Sea about to bleach

Entire Caribbean Sea about to bleach

Coral reefs all across the Caribbean Sea are now at mass bleaching temperatures. Coral mortality will depend on how hot it gets in the coming weeks and for how long. Below is the latest daily Coral Bleaching HotSpot map for the Caribbean (Goreau & Hayes, 1994)....

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Are Orcas eating Mediterranean migrants?

Are Orcas eating Mediterranean migrants?

  “Rough Play or Bad Intentions? Orca Encounters Off Iberia Baffle Experts”, New York Times, September 20, 2020 reports that a well known school of Orcas (killer whales) whose resident range is around both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar, have suddenly started...

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Coral Bleaching HotSpot shows Arctic Ice Death Spiral

Coral Bleaching HotSpot shows Arctic Ice Death Spiral

    30 years ago we developed the HotSpot method of predicting coral bleaching caused by extreme heat waves, using satellite Sea Surface Temperature (SST) anomalies mapped with regard to the average temperature in the hottest month historically (Goreau &...

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