Info on quinaldine effect on corals

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Tue Oct 22 12:35:55 EDT 1996

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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:35:50 -0500 (EST) 
From: "Walt, Jaap" <JAAP_W at> 
Subject: Re: Info on quinaldine effect on corals - Reply 

A copy of a report titled Observations on Florida reef corals treated with 
fish-collecting chemicals. is available from the librarian at the Florida Marine 
Research Institute, 100 8th Ave SE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.  Ask for FMRP 
number 10. 

I worked on the study and we did note that some corals bleached from 
application of quinaldine to their tissues.  We also found that small cryptic 
fauna were stupefied by quinaldine and were very easy prey for the blueheads 
that trailed us during the experiments.    We ran a literature search on 
quinaldine and similar chemicals this spring.  The results did not provide any 
conclusive new evidence that would ban its use.  Walt Jaap 

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