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Title: Coral bleaching risk and impact assessment plan. 2nd edition
Corporate author: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Year of publication: 2013
Year: 2013
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Place of publication: Townsville
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Coral bleaching risk and impact assessment plan
Abstract: There are a multitude of threats to coral reefs, but the increased frequency and severity of coral bleaching events under a changing climate is among the most pressing. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) first developed a coral bleaching response plan (now the risk and impact assessment plan) in 2002, as part of a response to a bleaching event that occurred in the late summer (February and March) of that year. Since then, we have coordinated implementation of the plan each summer — December to March — and reviewed and refined it annually. The plan outlines our strategic approach for monitoring bleaching risk and assessing coral bleaching impacts when events occur.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/2810
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
Subjects: Reef Ecosystems & Marine Species
Coral
Bleaching
Environmental impact
Climate change
Extreme events
Reef-wide
Appears in Collections:Ecosystems

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