Yellow Band on the Rise! (fwd)

Coral Health and Monitoring Program coral at
Wed Sep 3 09:21:22 EDT 1997

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Date: Sat, 30 Aug 1997 13:57:33 -0500
From: Bob Steneck <STENECK at MAINE.MAINE.EDU>
To: "James M. Cervino" <cnidaria at>
cc:  coral-list
Subject: Re: Yellow Band on the Rise!

Dear James and others,

        From most accounts, coral disease is increasing (although we saw no
evidence of disease in the 16 reefs we surveyed in the Yucatan and northern
Belize last March).  In your 'Yellow Band on the Rise!' comment, you
suggest that reefs are becoming eutrophic world-wide.  Would you please
point me to published accounts that give nutrient data supporting that
assertion.  I'm most interested in data from remote areas since point
source and nonpoint source pollution from human activities is well
documented.  It seems to me that we need to objectively focus on potential
stressors that match the scale of the disease.


        Bob Steneck

Dr. Robert S. Steneck
School of Marine Sciences
University of Maine
Darling Marine Center
Walpole, Me 04573
Tele: 207 563- 3146 ext. 233
FAX: 207 563 - 3119

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