Arguments Against Coral Bleaching

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The event of coral bleaching was executed and monitored under Coral Bleaching Response Plan developed from Climate Change Group at the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority (GBRMPA) by Australian and Queensland Governments. There were four mechanisms constituted in the plan namely system of early warning, response to incident, actions of management, and strategy of communication (GBRMPA, 2010). First Components in Coral Bleaching Response Plan: Early Warning System In this steps of the response plan, it was subdivided into several works which were prediction of bleaching events by weather or climate forecast before summer, followed by checking temperature stress during summer, then detection of bleaching signs, after that inspections on site for reports and threshold determination (GBRMPA, 2010). The prediction of the probability of coral bleaching occurrence was take charged by two agencies namely Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)based on climate forecast before the summer season (GBRMPA, 2010). The group in NOAA responsible for forecasts was Coral Reef Watch forecast the changes in temperature based on sea surface temperature (SST). The SST was used to signified the potential of bleaching, in which SST more than bleaching …show more content…

The Great Barrier Reef Marine Authority (GBRMPA) responsible to manage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park for the best available scientific information for researchers to conserve the coral reef. GBRMPA responsible to increasing compliance focus to ensure zoning rule are follow, controlling crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks, monitoring the health of the ecosystem on a Reef-wide scale and implementing Reef Recovery

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