translocation of Porites bommies

Precht, Bill Bprecht at
Wed Nov 17 00:16:55 EST 1999

for those who may be interested...

the Cozumel project that Eric refered to was performed by Ricardo
Munoz-Chagin... and he published some of the methodology and results in the
Panama Reef Mtg. Proceedings.

The reason the project was implemented was due to a port/dock expansion.
They built a combination artificial/natural reef and relocated &
transplanted everything they could... with great success I might add....This
new reef is adjacent to its original local... and it really looks quite
spectacular...a great case of successful "up-front" mitigation.



-----Original Message-----
From: EricHugo at [mailto:EricHugo at]
Sent: Tuesday, November 16, 1999 1:40 PM
To: coral-list at
Subject: Re: translocation of Porites bommies

In a message dated 11/16/99 10:52:25 AM, delbeek at writes:

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

In fact, that is the reason.  I hope Kristen will chime in here, but her 
co-worker mentioned to me today that funding is likely for a channel to a 
harbor area off Magnetic Island that goes through some large Porites bommies

and that the idea to reroute the channel was not taken.  If I am not 
mistaken, I believe that there was a similar situation in Cozumel where
chunks of reef were relocated.  Was this done by carrying excised chunks 
under a barge, if I recall?  

Kristen, I sent a list of references to Michelle and they were returned for 
some reason.  If you read this, I will try again later.  

Eric Borneman

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