Status of the Coral Reefs of Maldives after the Bleaching Event in 1998

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Zahir, H. (2000)
  • Subject: Coral reefs
    mesheuropmc: biochemical phenomena, metabolism, and nutrition | fungi | technology, industry, and agriculture | population characteristics | geographic locations

A pilot reef monitoring study was conducted in 1998 to assess the extent of coral bleaching in the Maldives. The aims of this monitoring exercise were: 1. To quantitatively document the post-bleaching status of the shallow-water coral communities on the reefs of the north, central and southern regions of Maldives. 2. To estimate bleaching-induced coral mortality by comparing data yielded by the pilot survey with data from previous surveys, especially those sites for which historical data are available.
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