Coral bleaching on our Southern shores?

Date June 2, 2010

By Ria Tan:

It was heartbreaking to be away from the oil spill affected areas the last three days.

But we were committed well before the spill to trips to our Deep South. Alas, another tragedy seems to be unfolding there.

Our Southern shores include many submerged reefs. We visited three southern reefs over the last three days and observed coral bleaching on all of them. In some parts of these reefs, only one or two colonies were bleached, while the others seemed fine.

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