Destroyed Coral Reefs Of The Gulf Of Mannar
Coral bleaching refers to loss of zooxanthellae which gives color to corals. The absence of it makes corals white or bleached.
Divendra Singh 19 Oct 2018 9:45 AM GMT
The local annual variation of coral cover and coral bleachingoccur during the late April, when sea surface temperature rises 2 to 3 degree, but they tend to recover within a period of three months when the normal temperature returns. In general, annual bleaching event does not cause mortality. Thecoral bleaching and severe mortality during 2010 and 2016 are due to global coral bleaching events" Dr.Diraviya Raja, a member of the research team, told India Science Wire.