signs of coral recovery from bleaching

Water temperature has cooled to 80F and has remained cooler from the start of November 2015. Trade winds are back and mound corals are showing signs of recovery by showing bright brown colors. These corals were bleached completely Mid October 2015.  The effect is almost similar to being air brushed. Good news.

See:  NOAA temperature for Kawaihae from October 12 – November 12 ,2015

kawaihae temp oct-nov 2015

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color returns to mound coral
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yellow brown color is returning to this bleached mound coral from the bottom up
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water temperature average 80F
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small signs of recovery
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cauliflower corals were worst hit at 98-99% bleached. This one has its color back
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