coral transplant

Cindy Hunter cindyh at
Thu Apr 8 01:14:13 EDT 1999

Bob Richmond's email address is richmond at

On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Bruce Carlson wrote:

> Shafina,
> Corals are transplanted on reefs using underwater epoxy or portland
> cement/plaster mixture.  Epoxies can be used on near-vertical surfaces as
> well as horizontal surfaces, whereas the cement technique can only be used
> on horizontal surfaces.  Epoxy and cement can be used both with stony
> corals and black corals.
> Regardless of the technique, most who have attempted transplanting corals
> to reefs generally agree it is probably not worth the time and effort.
> Only a few corals can be planted per diver per hour, and the loss due to
> predation and mechanical failure of the epoxy/cement is fairly high.  You
> should have a clear understanding of your goals before going out and
> transplanting corals, and weigh these goals against the cost in manpower
> and dollars.
> Bob Richmond at the University of Guam is testing techniques to encourage
> settlement of cultured planulae on the reef.  You might want to contact
> him for further information on this subject.
> Bruce Carlson
> Waikiki Aquarium
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Shafina Shafie <shafitml at>
> To: coral-list at <coral-list at>
> Date: Tuesday, April 06, 1999 3:28 PM
> Subject: coral transplant
> >
> >Dear member of the coral-list,
> >Hai, my name is Shafina and I am a student of local university and am
> >studying in Marine Science. Right now I am doing industrial training in
> >marine park.
> >I was asked to find out about 'coral transplant' as I not able to go to
> >library because this is a remote area, my only source will be the
> >internet and this discussion group. So if any of the members fimilliar
> >with this tecnique, do reply.
> >Thank you
> >Shafina Shafie
> >
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