coralist: black band

Doug Fenner d.fenner at
Wed Mar 18 22:02:28 EST 1998

During a Conservation International rapid assessment survey in the north
Palawan area of the Philippines in February 1998, black band disease was
observed on 4 species of corals at 4 sites as follows:

All sites are in the Calamaian Group of islands north of Palawan Is.:

1 colony of Pachyseris gemmae at the West side of Gutob Penninsula
    12 deg 11.74' N, 119 deg 51.59' E

1 colony of Turbinaria mesenterina on the SE tip of Galoc Is.
    11 deg 56.62' N, 119 deg 49.20' E

2 colonies of Montipora florida at south arm, Halsey Harbor
    11 deg 44.07' N, 119 deg 57.03' E

Montipora aequituburculata at Twin Peak islands, W. Coron Is.
    11 deg 57.40' N, 120 deg 12.57' E

black band had been observed previously near the first site listed.
Douglas Fenner, Coral Taxonomist
Australian Institute of Marine Science,
PMB 3,
Townsville MC, Qld 4810,
phone 61 (07) 4753 4241
email d.fenner at

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