Coral Reef Watch website provides data for the following monitoring products along with a tutorial describing how to use these products:
Bleaching Alert Area
Degree Heating Weeks (DHW)
Sea Surface Temperature (SST)
Google Earth can also be used to view NOAA's Coral Reef Watch's
satellite monitoring products.
An 8-minute video of a Science on a Sphere program about coral bleaching that describes what NOAA is doing to monitor and prevent bleaching is also available along with other education and outreach resources.
Alignment to NC Essential Standards (grades 9-12)
Bio2.1.3 (mutualism between corals and symbiotic zooxantheallae)