Our partners at CNMI DEQ and the Guam Marine Lab report on the first known severe, widespread bleaching and mortality event across the three largest islands in the lower Marianas Archipelago: Guam, Rota, and Saipan. In 2013, 85 % of taxa on nearshore reefs showed signs of bleaching.  See HERE for the report recently published in Coral Reefs,  the Journal of the International Society for Reef Studies.  Reynolds Coral Reefs 2014