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dc.coverage.spatialGreat Barrier Reefen
dc.identifier.citationEvidence of coral bleaching on Barrier Reef. (2016, March 02). Manila Standard, p. B7.en
dc.publisherPhilippine Manila Standard Publishing, Inc.en
dc.subjectCoral bleachingen
dc.subjectGlobal warmingen
dc.subjectEl Nino phenomenaen
dc.subjectCoral reefsen
dc.titleEvidence of coral bleaching on Barrier Reefen
dc.citation.journalTitleManila Standarden
local.seafdecaqd.extractScientists Tuesday warned coral bleaching was occurring on the Great Barrier Reef as sea temperatures warm, and it could rapidly accelerate unless cooler conditions blow in over the next few weeks. Authorities cautioned last year that the world faced a mass global coral bleaching event driven by the warming effects of the El Nino weather phenomenon, and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies said it was a growing concern. "Current reports of coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef do not equate to a mass bleaching event," said the center's director Terry Hughes, based at James Cook University in Townsville in Queensland state. "But we are concerned about a growing incidence of minor to moderate bleaching at multiple locations along the reef as the peak of summer approaches." Bleaching is a phenomenon that turns corals white or fades their colors, threatening a valuable source of biodiversity, tourism, and fishing.en
local.subject.personalNameHughes, Terry
local.subject.personalNameLough, Janice
local.subject.personalNameMatthiesson, Louise
local.subject.corporateNameAustralian Institute of Marine Scienceen
local.subject.corporateNameUniversity of Queenslanden
local.subject.corporateNameUS National Oceanic Atmospheric Administrationen
local.subject.corporateNameJames Cook Universityen

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