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White Plague spreading on the Cozumel Coral???

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by ANDREW INGRAM, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    It is serious in that they do not know the cause but I would not cancel a trip here because of it. I don’t want to understate the problem but I wouldn’t cancel either.

    In three years this disease spread from mid Florida both north and south.
     
  2. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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  3. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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  4. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's not a localized phenomenon. Also, observe the smaller ups and downs vs. the overall trend. That ocean temperatures are rising is indisputable, and all reefs are being affected.
     
  5. BRT

    BRT Giant Squid

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    Certainly not proof but interesting that today's ocean temp in Cancun is close to the minimum recorded for June.
    Cancún Water Temperature | Mexico | Sea Temperatures
     
  6. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Staghorn and Elkhorn Coral (Acroporidae) appear to be unaffected. Stony coral tissue loss disease | International Coral Reef Initiative
     
  7. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It's not proof at all and it's not all that interesting; there is always a lot of variability in the short term data.
     
  8. Brules

    Brules Loggerhead Turtle

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    My Perdix read 84 degrees at shallower depths, 83 deeper than 30'. Not sure how accurate it is.
     
  9. ChuckP

    ChuckP Manta Ray

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    Brules, Streydog and CajunDiva like this.
  10. ggunn

    ggunn ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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