Mote Marine Laboratory / Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Keys BleachWatch Program
Coral Bleaching Report Form
: The following form
may be completed and submitted online, or printed and submitted by mail or fax.
Please provide as much information as possible. Detailed instructions
and visual aids are available. Please submit a separate form for each observation/location.
Date of Observation
Type of Observer:
Name of Vessel/Organization:
Max. Depth ft.
Buoy #/Area of Reef
Environmental Conditions (optional):
DID YOU OBSERVE SIGNS OF CORAL BLEACHING DURING YOUR VISIT?
(If "YES" please continue to observations. If "NO", please provide any other comments before submitting.)
What was the OVERALL severity of bleaching over the entire site?
Bleached only on upper surfaces
Dead with algae growth
Which of the following type(s) of coral(s) showed signs of partial bleaching, paling, or bleaching?
What percentage of overall coral cover at the site was bleached?
What was the depth range of corals showing signs of
Did you notice any of the following bleaching:
(Note: while none of these are Stony Corals, they often act as
early indicators to coral bleaching)
Comments/Notes (ie.- specific species bleaching, coral disease, mortality, etc.)
Remember - be sure to report after EVERY site visit, even if no bleaching is observed!
Cory Walter - BleachWatch Coordinator
Mote Marine Laboratory - Tropical Research Laboratory
24244 Overseas Highway, Summerland Key, FL 33042
(305) 745-8730(cell) (305) 745-2730(fax) firstname.lastname@example.org
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