translocation of Porites bommies

Laurie Jeanne Raymundo ljr5 at
Tue Nov 16 10:06:35 EST 1999

Hello, all:

I have to say I agree with Michael Rosenfeld and Maoz Fine: what is the
point of risking what is bound to be extensive damage to very old massive
Porites colonies by moving them?  Why is this necessary and what is to be
accomplished?  Work by several folks have shown that massives that aren't
firmly attached to the substrate after transplantation do not reestablish
well.  I can't even imagine how one might go about positioning and
cementing such colonies.

Laurie Raymundo

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