Friday, September 11, 2015

Bleaching in Progress

 I meet the nicest people while out swimming (yes, the water was finally clear enough - barely - for me to get back in).

Now in September the ocean is as warm as it gets, and this year even more than usual. While I love the current 84 degrees fahrenheit water, I can also see Coral Bleaching beginning across the reefs. See in the bottom photo how the tips of the coral heads are turning white. Fortunately, once the water cools down the coral will welcome back its algae symbiot and will return to normal.

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