Inaugural Coral Reef Watch

29 10 2015

Dale C. S. Destin |

The Antigua and Barbuda Meteorological Service (ABMS) through its climate section (ABMS CliSec) has started to issue bulletins on coral bleaching in Antigua and Barbuda. This is being done with technical support of the U.S. NOAA Coral Reef Watch and Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF).

We are calling the bulletin – Antigua and Barbuda Coral Reef Watch or ABC Reef Watch. The aim is to provide early warning of coral reef bleaching, to raise awareness of the value of these reefs to our existence and to help in the promotion of their conservation.

We will provide weekly updates (by each Wednesday) until the end of the bleaching season, which may go until December this year. Thereafter, we will provide monthly bulletins (by each first Wednesday), until the next bleaching season – July to November, when weekly updates will resume.

For future updates, you may visit our climate page or please subscribe here.

Without further ado and a sense of pride, we are pleased to present you with our inaugural Antigua and Barbuda Coral (ABC) Reef Watch: http://antiguamet.com/Climate/ABCRW/2015/ABCReefWatch_Vol1_Issue1_Oct_2015.pdf

Please feel free to provide feedback.

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