Bleaching observations (1963-2010)

Global observations of coral bleaching (1963-2010) from ReefBase (

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This dataset was used as base data in Reefs at Risk.

Point locations of reported observations of coral bleaching between 1963 and 2010.

This dataset was built upon an original bleaching database developed at UNEP-WCMC, and has been maintained and updated regularly by ReefBase since early 2002.


Data set is not for use in litigation. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable, WRI cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentations caused by any inaccuracies in the data, or as a result of the data used on a particular system. WRI makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.


ReefBase. Coral Bleaching dataset. Available at, 2011.

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License: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Full license text available at Creative Commons Attribution 4.0


Project: Reefs at Risk

Page Last Updated: August 19, 2016

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