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NOAA Coral Reef Watch

The NOAA Coral Reef Watch program uses satellite data to provide current reef environmental conditions to quickly identify areas at risk for coral bleaching. Bleaching is the process by which corals lose the symbiotic algae that give them their distinctive colors. If a coral is severely bleached, disease and death become likely. Coral Reef Watch also offers a modeled Outlook that predicts the likelihood of coral bleaching heat stress on a week-by-week basis, up to four months in the future (the typical length of a bleaching season).

Data and Resource

Field Value
Publisher Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme
Modified 18 February 2022
Release Date 21 July 2021
Source URL https://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov
Identifier 2fed4ad0-9df5-4c99-9716-5a850a2afb6b
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Pacific Region
Relevant Countries Pacific Region
License Public
[Open Data]
Contact Name NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program
Contact Email [email protected]
POD Theme Coastal and Marine