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On the other hand, it provides shelter for the seaweed and the necessary connections for the photosynthetic process. There is no way that reef seaweed can live too long without its seaweed. They are very delicate creatures for them to flourish, the sea must be hot, but not too hot, relatively clear, salty, low in nutriments, and in flat bodies of flat sea to get much of the sun.
Every little change in these demands and the coral will probably be stress. As soon as they whiten, the coral itself starves to death. Once they normalize relatively quickly, coral can reclaim their zooxane shells and outlive. When the stress level stays the same for a long period of the coral recovery is reduced.
A key finding indicates that American Samoa has been found to have gentle bleach. With the exception of Ta'u and Rose Atoll, about 10% of the core populations between 3 and 6 metres showed symptoms of bleach, which ranged from light to very bright due to the persistently hot water. Whitening seems to mainly affect certain types of fast-growing algae.
Poll results indicate that most of the whitening takes place on the levels of the corals. Widely used but generally mild covering of spot whitening has been recorded for several types of corals to a maximum of about 40 feet from Matu'u near the estuary of Pago Pago Harbor and west of Leone Bay and Seetaga.
Some areas have high bleach because they have branched coral, which is much more prone to stresses. All in all, less than 10% of the coral in the plains will probably be bleached. Whitening control is continuing, although little can be done to immediately turn the cycle around.
In order to mitigate the effects of whitening on the downward trend, it is advisable to treat with care other stressor such as land-based polluting agents, aquatic pollutants, overfishing and other contributing to the dismantling of the local wall. Do you think the crustaceans will relax? This will take time to fully assess and measure the degree of bleach in American Samoa and to record the occurrence of diseases and mortalities due to this temperature - stresses.
The whitening of corals is a disaster for our area, many of which rely on corals for sustenance and a living. Instant and intense managment is necessary to help our corals recover the bleach to a healthy one.