Vulnerability of corals to seawater warming -Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008

Vivekanandan, E (2008) Vulnerability of corals to seawater warming -Winter School on Impact of Climate Change on Indian Marine Fisheries held at CMFRI, Cochin 18.1.2008 to 7.2.2008. [Teaching Resource]

[img]
Preview
PDF
22.pdf

Download (191kB)
Related URLs:

    Abstract

    Coral reefs are the most diverse marine habitat, which support an estimated 0.5 to 2.0 million species in the world oceans. They are among the most sensitive of all ecosystems to temperature changes, exhibiting bleaching (a phenomenon in which the symbiotic zooxanthellae are expelled by coral polyps) when stressed by higher than normal sea temperatures. The hypothesis that corals and associated reef organisms might be the first to show adverse effects of global warming has been widely recognized. Coral bleaching is by far the most damaging event in coral reefs and is currently viewed as a major threat to the long-term health of coral reef communities.

    Item Type: Teaching Resource
    Uncontrolled Keywords: corals; seawater warming; Winter School; Climate Change
    Subjects: Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs
    Marine Ecosystems > Coral Reefs > Vulnerability
    Marine Environment > Climate change
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    CMFRI-Kochi > Marine Capture > Demersal Fisheries
    Depositing User: Users 171 not found.
    Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2010 09:20
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:32
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/5343

    Actions (login required)

    View Item View Item