Coral Bleaching Alert, WIO

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The Coastal Oceans Research and Development – Indian Ocean (CORDIO) East Africa has released the latest coral bleaching alert for the Western Indian Ocean WIO bleaching alert (19-03-01).

The bleaching alert from the 1st of March 2019 showed that moderate to high bleaching is expected around east Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion. However as the WIO warm pool expands towards the equator and mainland, the risk of bleaching in Seychelles, Tanzania, southern Kenya and parts of the Northern Mozambique Channel will increase.

Given the results of this latest report, if you have recently done a survey of your reefs you are encouraged to share your results with CORDIO, to do so please fill out this online form.

To read more about the bleaching events click here.

Related region

Western Indian Ocean

Region

Western Indian Ocean