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Coral Bleaching Response Plan 2007-2008

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Title: Coral Bleaching Response Plan 2007-2008
Year of publication: 2007
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Type of document: Report
Abstract: Large-scale coral bleaching events, driven by unusually warm sea temperatures, have now affected every major coral reef ecosystem on the planet (Wilkinson 2004). The effects of coral bleaching are pervasive, and potentially devastating to ecosystems and the people and industries that depend upon them. The frequency and severity of these large-scale disturbances is predicted to increase as temperatures continue to warm under a global regime of climate change. Climate change, in combination with the multitude of other stressors resulting from human activities, is leading to unprecedented pressure on coral reefs. Understanding the effects and implications of coral bleaching, and identifying strategies to reduce stress and mitigate impacts, are urgent challenges for the conservation and management of coral reefs worldwide.
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Rights: Copyright Commonwealth of Australia. This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without the prior written permission of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
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