1259 GMT December 16, 2019
Pacific Daily News reported that the Guam Bureau of Statistics and Plans said a mass coral bleaching event indicated by satellite measurements of sea surface temperatures did not occur, phys.org wrote.
Officials say recent stormy weather including Super Typhoon Hagibis may have contributed to the coral's survival through cloud cover that cooled surface water temperatures.
Officials say storms and wind are also likely to have created cooling water movement.
The National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration's Coral Reef Watch program indicated in July that the island would likely experience significant bleaching, which often precedes coral death.
A coral reef resilience coordinator with the statistics and plans bureau said Guam has "so far been very lucky."