Water temperature 82° F
Notice the coral on the bottom right which is totally bleached bright white, and the white border on the plate coral above it.
Photo – Mickey Charteris – www.caribbeanreeflife.com
Water temperature is still 82°
The coral at the bottom right is starting to recover as is the plate coral above it. Perhaps the cessation of temperature increase is allowing the coral some relief. (Please refer to disclaimer)
Water temperature 81°
Slight cooling due to fall storms has the bottom of the plate coral starting to recover as the upper half succombs to stress.
Water temperature 79°
Winter storms have rapidly cooled the water at depth, and the plate coral is on to full recovery as is the patch on the lower right.