Effects of tropical storm Bret on Curaçao reefs

Here we report on damage caused by tropical storm Bret, passing south of the island of Curacao at a distance of 110-145 km in August 1993. Damage on marine life was surveyed 2 weeks after the storm at five localities along the leeward coast of the island. Severe damage was recorded for the scleractinian corals Acropora palmata and Millepora complanata. Dendrogyra cylindrus was incidentally damaged in shallow water, <5 m.

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