The Third Global Coral Bleaching Event caused significant coral mortality in Gulf of Mannar, Southeastern India during 2016. Percentage of bleaching during April-June in Gulf of Mannar was 23.92±10.55%. Live coral cover was reduced to 22.69±9.07% during October 2016 from 38.86±10.2 during 2015 with a significant mortality of 16.17±8.46%. Fast growing coral growth forms including […]