New tool to manage coral reefs
Article first published online: 3 JUN 2011
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Volume 84, Issue 13, page 118, 1 April 2003
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is making available a new tool for coral reef managers to monitor the cumulative thermal stress of several coral reefs around the world, including the Great Barrier Reef, and reefs by the Galapagos Islands, the agency announced on 25 February.
The agency's “Degree Heating Weeks” product uses satellite-derived information to allow continuous monitoring of the extent and acuteness of thermal stress, which are key predictors of coral bleaching, and which contribute to coral reef degradation.