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Sea surface temperatures on the Great Barrier Reef : a contribution to the study of coral bleaching

Title: Sea surface temperatures on the Great Barrier Reef : a contribution to the study of coral bleaching
Year of publication: 1998
Publisher: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Townsville, Qld.
Type of document: Report
Series/Report no.: Research publication series no. 57
Research publication
Abstract: The extensive coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef(GBR) in early 1998 focussed attention on the role that unusually high sea surface temperatures (SSTs) might play in triggering coral bleaching. 1997~ 1998 also witnessed significant coral bleaching events at many reef sites around the world (Wilkinson" 1998; Berkelmans and Oliver, in press). A link was made between unusually high summer SSTs and the 1997-99 EI Nino Southem Oscillation (ENSO) event (Wilkinson et al., in press).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11017/331
ISBN: 9780642230690
Connection to GBRMPA: GBRMPA published this item
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