Thursday, February 26, 2015

Fiji - Bleaching Alert!


This is not good news.

So far, on Shark Reef, things look good.
We've very recently commissioned a report, and it attests good to very good Coral cover; and having gone walkabout to check for Fishes in anticipation of an imminent visit by a gaggle of professional Fish geeks, I was actually particularly happy to notice countless buds of Acropora on the frontal reef slope.

We shall see - and no, alas I'm not particularly hopeful.
Normally we get hit by a double whammy as whatever survives the bleaching gets nailed by the Crown-of-Thorns - so fingers crossed.

To be continued.

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