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Status of Caribbean coral reefs after bleaching and hurricanes in 2005
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    Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network ; United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, ;
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    Foreword -- Executive summary -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Coral reefs and climate change: susceptibility and consequences -- 3. Hurricanes and their effects on coral reefs -- 4. The 2005 bleaching event - coral-list Log -- 5. Status of the Mesoamerican reef after the 2005 coral bleaching event -- 6. Coral reefs of the U.S. Caribbean -- 7. The effects of coral bleaching in the Northern Caribbean and Western Atlantic -- 8. Status of coral reefs of the Lesser Antilles after the 2005 coral bleaching event -- 9. The effects of coral bleaching in Southern Tropical America: Brazil, Colombia, and Venezuela -- 10. Managing for mass coral bleaching strategies for supporting socio-ecological resilience -- 11. Predictions for the future of the Caribbean -- 12. Sponsoring organisations, coral reef programs and monitoring networks -- 13. Suggested reading -- 14. List of acronyms.

    Documents the devastating effects on coral reefs from the hottest year on record with its high sea surface temperatures and record hurricane activity throughout the Caribbean and Atlantic basins. Report was developed from contributions of 71 coral reef scientists and managers to describe the impacts of warming and storms during 2005 and subsequently in 2006. The information is intended for environmental managers and supporting agencies to assist reef recovery by focusing on natural resistance and resilience, along with removing threats from human activities that slow or prevent recovery from the damaging events. Chapter 10, on managing for mass coral bleaching, includes a recommended strategy for integrating resilience into marine protected area networks.

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