Coral Reef Damage in Jamaica (fwd)

Coral Health and Monitoring Program coral at
Tue Sep 3 09:22:07 EDT 1996

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Date: 29 Aug 1996 18:25:32 -0400 
From: "Deslarzes, Ken" <kdeslarzes at> 
To: Coral Health and Monitoring Program <coral at> 
Subject: FW: Coral Reef Damage 

From: Dodie Guffy on Thu, Aug 29, 1996 15:11 
Subject: Coral Reef Damage 

        Coral Reef Damage.  In mid-August 1996, Jamaica's Natural 
Resources Conservation Authority confirmed reports that a fiber optic cable 
had fallen across the popular Widow Makers Cave coral reef dive site and 
damaged coral.  Telecommunications of Jamaica, Ltd., agreed to move a 
section of their Cayman-Jamaica cable to a sand channel and avoid further 
contact with live coral formations. [Assoc Press] 

Dodie Guffy, Resource Center Supv.      dodie at 
Texas A&M University                    Tel: 409/845-7327 
Oceanography & Meteorology Depts.       Fax: 409/862-4466 (Met) 
Working Collection                      Fax: 409/845-6331 (Ocng) 
College Station, TX   77843-3146 

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