Crisis on coral reefs linked to climate change

Title:
Crisis on coral reefs linked to climate change
Authors:
Wellington, Gerard M.; Glynn, Peter W.; Strong, Alan E.; Navarrete, A.; Wieters, Evie; Hubbard, Dennis K.
Abstract:
Since 1982, coral reefs worldwide have been subjected to an increased frequency of the phenomenon known as coral bleaching. Bleaching involves the dramatic loss of pigmented, single-celled endosymbiotic algae that live within the gastrodermal cells of a coral host that depends on this relationship for survival. Prior to the 1980s, and as early as the 1920s when coral reef research intensified, localized bleaching events were reported and attributed to factors such as extremely low tides, hurricane damage, torrential rainstorms, freshwater runoff near reefs, or toxic algal blooms [Glynn, 1993]. However, these early occurrences have recently been overshadowed by geographically larger and more frequent bleaching events whose impact has expanded to regional and global proportions.
Citation:
Wellington, Gerard M., Peter W. Glynn, Alan E. Strong, A. Navarrete, Evie Wieters, and Dennis Hubbard. 2001. "Crisis on coral reefs linked to climate change." EOS 82(1): 1-5.
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
DATE ISSUED:
2001
Department:
Geology
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1029/01EO00001
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309413

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dc.contributor.authorWellington, Gerard M.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGlynn, Peter W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStrong, Alan E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorNavarrete, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWieters, Evieen_US
dc.contributor.authorHubbard, Dennis K.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:09:10Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:09:10Zen
dc.date.issued2001en
dc.identifier.citationWellington, Gerard M., Peter W. Glynn, Alan E. Strong, A. Navarrete, Evie Wieters, and Dennis Hubbard. 2001. "Crisis on coral reefs linked to climate change." EOS 82(1): 1-5.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0096-3941en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309413en
dc.description.abstractSince 1982, coral reefs worldwide have been subjected to an increased frequency of the phenomenon known as coral bleaching. Bleaching involves the dramatic loss of pigmented, single-celled endosymbiotic algae that live within the gastrodermal cells of a coral host that depends on this relationship for survival. Prior to the 1980s, and as early as the 1920s when coral reef research intensified, localized bleaching events were reported and attributed to factors such as extremely low tides, hurricane damage, torrential rainstorms, freshwater runoff near reefs, or toxic algal blooms [Glynn, 1993]. However, these early occurrences have recently been overshadowed by geographically larger and more frequent bleaching events whose impact has expanded to regional and global proportions.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Geophysical Unionen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/01EO00001en_US
dc.subject.departmentGeologyen_US
dc.titleCrisis on coral reefs linked to climate changeen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalEOSen_US
dc.identifier.volume82en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage1en_US
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