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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 817-826, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-817-2017
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Research article
24 Feb 2017
Coral mortality induced by the 2015–2016 El-Niño in Indonesia: the effect of rapid sea level fall
Eghbert Elvan Ampou et al.
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RC1: 'Comment to "Coral mortality induced by the 2015-2016 El-Niño in Indonesia: the effect of rapid sea level fall"', Anonymous Referee #1, 28 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (30 Dec 2016) by Gerhard Herndl  
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ED: Publish as is (03 Feb 2017) by Gerhard Herndl  
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The 2015–2016 El Niño was the strongest on record and has generated significant coral bleaching and mortality worldwide. In Indonesia, first signs of bleaching were reported in April 2016. However, we show that this El Niño has impacted Indonesian reefs since 2015 through a different process than temperature-induced bleaching. Another El Niño-induced process, sea level fall, is responsible for significant coral mortality on North Sulawesi shallow reefs, and probably throughout Indonesia.
The 2015–2016 El Niño was the strongest on record and has generated significant coral bleaching...
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