Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium - Sarasota, Florida

 CURRENT CONDITIONS REPORTS

Information from NOAA's remote sensing and in-situ monitoring projects
will be reviewed routinely and summarized along with BleachWatch volunteer observations in the field to provide a comprehensive overview of current conditions throughout the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Reports will include a summary of relevant weather information, NOAA Coral Bleaching "HotSpot" and "Degree Heating Weeks" analysis, and updated in-situ monitoring data, along with BleachWatch observer reports for each region during a given period.

November 5, 2014 - LOW (PDF)

Dissemination of "current conditions reports" will depend on the potential risk for coral bleaching throughout the season. A report will be generated monthly as long as environmental conditions suggest low risk of mass coral bleaching. If climate or sea temperatures are elevated above normal a report will be produced every 2 weeks. Weekly reports will be produced when sea temperature and other environmental factors resulting in increased stress have accumulated to levels associated with a moderate risk of bleaching. If and when environmental stress has accumulated to levels associated with a high risk of bleaching and/or reports of bleaching are reported by volunteers,
reports will be produced twice per week.

Previous Current Conditions Reports(PDF):

2014
October 9, 2014 - LOW
September 25, 2014 - MODERATE
September 11, 2014 - MODERATE
August 28, 2014 - HIGH
August 14, 2014 - MODERATE
August 1, 2014 - MODERATE
June 30, 2014 - LOW
May 30, 2014 - LOW

2013
October 30, 2013 - LOW
September 28, 2013 - LOW
September 3, 2013 - LOW
July 31, 2013 - LOW
July 1, 2013 - LOW
June 3, 2013 - LOW

2012
October 25, 2012 - LOW
September 27, 2012 - LOW
September 6, 2012 - MODERATE
August 17, 2012 - MODERATE
August 2, 2012 - MODERATE
July 2, 2012 - LOW
June 1, 2012 - LOW

2011
October 31, 2011 - LOW
October 3, 2011 - LOW
September 19, 2011 - MODERATE
September 6, 2011 - MODERATE
August 22, 2011 - MODERATE
August 8, 2011 - MODERATE
JuLY 22, 2011 - MODERATE
JuLY 1, 2011 - LOW
June 2, 2011 - LOW

2010
November 1, 2010 - LOW
October 1, 2010 - LOW
September 17, 2010 - MODERATE
September 3, 2010 - MODERATE
August 20, 2010 - MODERATE
August 6, 2010 - MODERATE
July 23, 2010 - LOW
July 1, 2010 - MODERATE
June 1, 2010 - LOW

2009
November 5, 2009 - LOW
October 8, 2009 - LOW
September 24, 2009 - MODERATE
September 10, 2009 - MODERATE
August 27, 2009 - MODERATE
August 13, 2009 - MODERATE
July 30, 2009 - MODERATE
July 16, 2009 - MODERATE
July 2, 2009 - LOW
June 2, 2009 - LOW

2008
October 30, 2008 - LOW
September 26, 2008 - LOW
September 1, 2008 - MODERATE
August 15, 2008 - MODERATE
August 1, 2008 - LOW
June 30, 2008 - LOW
June 2, 2008 - LOW

2007
October 30, 2007 - LOW
October 1, 2007 - LOW
September 10, 2007 - HIGH
August 27, 2007 - MODERATE
August 13, 2007 - HIGH
July 30, 2007 - HIGH
July 16, 2007 - MODERATE
June 29, 2007 - LOW
June 1, 2007 - LOW

2006
October 19, 2006 - LOW
September 19, 2006 - LOW
August 28, 2006 - MODERATE
August 14, 2006 - MODERATE
July 31, 2006 - MODERATE
June 30, 2006 - LOW
June 1, 2006 - LOW

2005
October 18, 2005 - LOW
September 27, 2005 - LOW
September 13, 2005 - MEDIUM
August 30, 2005 - MEDIUM
August 23, 2005 - HIGH
August 16, 2005 - MEDIUM
August 9, 2005 - HIGH
July 26, 2005 - MEDIUM
June 28, 2005 - LOW
June 1, 2005 - LOW

For more information about the BleachWatch program, or the "current conditions reports", please contact Cory Walter,  BleachWatch Coordinator, at Mote Marine Laboratory - (305)745-2729 ext. 301 

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"Current Conditions Report" provides a summary of NOAA's coral bleaching early warning products and reports from trained Florida Keys observers.

Network of Volunteer Observers

Compile Reports of Coral Condition

Compliments other Mote Research Programs Related to Coral Bleaching