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An overview of the coral bleaching event in the central and southern Mexican Caribbean in 2011

Cita: Hernández-Arana H. A., Vega-Zepeda A., López-Adame H. 2014. An overview of the coral bleaching event in the central and southern Mexican Caribbean in 2011. Reef Encounter. 29 (1): 32-33.
ISSN: 0225-27987

Periodo de realización: 2014/06/01 al 2014/01/01

Tipo: Nota científica con arbitraje

Resumen: "Coral bleaching in combination with outbreaks of disease, a massive die-off of Diadema antillarum and major hurricanes during the last two decades has affected shallow reefs of the Mexican Caribbean, and contributed to the general decline of coral cover (McField et al. 2008). Coral bleaching events are now relatively frequent events, mainly affecting the southern Mexican Caribbean. We surveyed 100 km of coastline, in October 2011, in central (20° 24' 22" N, 87° 18' 11" W and 20° 7' 36" N, 87° 27' 40" W) and southern Quintana Roo (19° 05' 01" N, 87° 32' 55" W and 18° 30' 31" N, 87° 45' 25" W) using manta tows in reef lagoons and shallow reefs at depths of 2-8 m."

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