Seeking Info on storm damage on coral reefs and corals

Tom Schmidt Tom_Schmidt at
Wed Mar 19 14:58:23 EST 1997


     A recent source on storm damage on South Florida reefs is a paper by 
     Lirman & Fong "Sequential storms cause zone specific damage on a reef 
     in the northern Florida reef tract; evidence from Hurricane Andrew and 
     the 1993 storm of the Century" Florida Scientist 59(1) 50-64, 1996. 
     Perhaps some of the references will be more pertinent for your needs.

                                        Tom Schmidt, Marine Biologist
                                        South Florida Natural Resources Center 
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Subject: Seeking Info on storm damage on coral reefs and corals
Author:  "PUT O. ANG" <b664714 at> at NP--INTERNET
Date:    3/18/97 11:31 AM

We are developing some models on the effect of disturbance on corals and 
coral reefs and would appreciate knowing if you have information on the 
effect of storms. What we have found from the literature search are 
information mainly on the general effect of storm damage, e.g. percentage 
of reef destroyed, different types or growth forms of corals destroyed 
etc. What we are looking for are more specific information, e.g. how 
diferent growth forms, or species of corals respond to specific
intensity of wave force, physical impact of waves on corals etc. We would 
appreciate if you could lead us to relevant literature on this subject, or 
better still, if you could let us know where and how we could obtain data 
on this.

Thank you very much and please reply to my email address listed below:

Put O. Ang, Jr.
Department of Biology
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Shatin, NT
Tel no. 852-2609-6133
Fax no. 852-2603-5646
email: put-ang at

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