translocation of Porites bommies

J. Charles Delbeek delbeek at
Tue Nov 16 11:36:00 EST 1999

On Mon, 15 Nov 1999, Michael Rosenfeld wrote:

> Hi all,
> Why would somebody move massive Porites colonies with diameters over 2
> meters (probably over a 100 years old)? We feel that no scientific work can
> justify risking such an old coral that survived for that long. Can't the
> same goal be achieved by using smaller colonies, which are more abundant?

Harbour construction, dreging etc might necessitate the need to move large
corals. The same was planned in Hawaii's Kawaihi area of the Big Island
when that harbour was enlarged.


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