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Coral bleaching caused by an abnormal water temperature rise at Luhuitou fringing reef, Sanya Bay, China
Li, XB; Liu, S; Huang, H; Huang, LM; Jing, ZY; Zhang, CL; coralreef@scsio.ac.cn
2012
Source PublicationAQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT
ISSN1463-4988
Volume15Issue:2Pages:227-233
AbstractLuhuitou fringing reef, which has been seriously affected by human activities and terrestrial runoff, has degraded quickly in recent decades. However, direct impact by hyperthermal stress has probably been minimal because of the influence of the Qiongdong upwelling in summer. Seawater temperature anomalies in 2010 resulted in mean monthly seawater temperatures in summer to be 1-2 degrees C higher than in the same period of the 3 preceding years. Moderate coral bleaching at Luhuitou fringing reef was observed in the summer of 2010 due to high thermal stress. Montipora was the most susceptible taxon, whereas Galaxea fascicularis and Pocillopora damicornis were among the least susceptible taxa. Mortality of Montipora was 21.7%, whereas for the remaining taxa it was less than 5%. No mortality was observed for tabular Acropora, G. fascicularis, P. damicornis, Favites and Leptoria. Most taxa showed relatively high bleaching in larger colonies compared with that in smaller ones. Juvenile coral colonies showed less bleaching (3%) than adult coral colonies (28%). Our study suggested that although most taxa in the survey area might recover from this moderate coral bleaching episode, coral reproduction in the year following bleaching may be adversely affected.
Department[Li, Xiubao; Liu, Sheng; Huang, Hui; Huang, Liangmin; Jing, Zhiyou; Zhang, Chenglong] Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Marine Bioresources Sustainable Utilizing, S China Sea Inst Oceanol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China; [Li, Xiubao; Huang, Hui] Chinese Acad Sci, Trop Marine Biol Res Stn Hainan, Sanya 572000, Peoples R China; [Huang, Hui] Chinese Acad Sci, S China Sea Inst Oceanol, Guangzhou 510301, Guangdong, Peoples R China
KeywordHigh Thermal Stress Qiongdong Upwelling Coral Community Sanya Hainan Island Mortality Juvenile Coral Coral Recovery Temperature Anomaly
Subject AreaEcology ; Environmental Sciences ; Marine & Freshwater Biology ; Water Resources
Language英语
Funding ProjectLMB
WOS IDWOS:000306323300016
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.scsio.ac.cn/handle/344004/10002
Collection中科院海洋生物资源可持续利用重点实验室
Corresponding Authorcoralreef@scsio.ac.cn
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Li, XB,Liu, S,Huang, H,et al. Coral bleaching caused by an abnormal water temperature rise at Luhuitou fringing reef, Sanya Bay, China[J]. AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT,2012,15(2):227-233.
APA Li, XB.,Liu, S.,Huang, H.,Huang, LM.,Jing, ZY.,...&coralreef@scsio.ac.cn.(2012).Coral bleaching caused by an abnormal water temperature rise at Luhuitou fringing reef, Sanya Bay, China.AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT,15(2),227-233.
MLA Li, XB,et al."Coral bleaching caused by an abnormal water temperature rise at Luhuitou fringing reef, Sanya Bay, China".AQUATIC ECOSYSTEM HEALTH & MANAGEMENT 15.2(2012):227-233.
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