This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Information regarding Scientific Advice relating to water quality and reef protection provided to Minister of Environment & Energy in period 1 January 2017 to 30th April 2018'.

FOI18/198 Document 1
Bleaching death on this scale 
not detected in a set of AIMS 
coral cores (400 years old)
• Bleaching in 2016-17
– successive years, different
• 2014-16 +ve coral growth
post cyclones, then about
50% lo
under FOIss of coral in 2016;
• 2017 -- surveys done
annually reporting in about 6
Released  • Coral loss Likely a further
20% (excl TC Debbie) in 2017
• Note:  heat accumulation by
31 March greater than 2016

FOI18/198 Document 1
under FOI
Summer 2016-17
(Bleaching, Disease, COTS, Cyclone)