Acropora spp., endangered

J. Charles Delbeek delbeek at
Sat Feb 27 23:44:34 EST 1999

Mary Ann's questions bring up an interesting dilemna I think. How does one
go about measuring recruitment fitness for a potential ESA listing when
said organism releases billions of gametes? Was the ESA ever designed to
deal with such a fecund organism or was it more for the "warm and fuzzies"
than the image challenged?

J. Charles Delbeek M.Sc.

Aquarium Biologist
Waikiki Aquarium
University of Hawaii

"The fact that my physiology differs from yours pleases me to no end." 
Mr. Spock

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