Vieques reef bombing

arnfried.antonius at arnfried.antonius at
Mon Nov 22 10:16:19 EST 1999

Hello coraleros,

long ago it has been shown that the damage of Navy bombings on reefs is negligible 
when compared to naturally occurring reef destruction.  Reference:  

Antonius, A. & Weiner, A..  1982.  Coral Reefs under Fire.  P.S.Z.N.I: Marine Ecology,
3 (3): 255-277. 

Would be interesting to find out whether the situation is still the same (or at least 
similar) today.

Best regards,    Arnfried
Dr. Arnfried J. ANTONIUS               phone: 0043-1-31336-9734
Institute of Palaeontology             fax: 0043-1-31336-784
University of Vienna
Althanstr. 14
A-1090 WIEN                        e-mail: arnfried.antonius at
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
sponsors coral-list and the Coral Health and Monitoring Program
(CHAMP,  Please visit the Web site
for instrucitons on subscribing and unsubscribing to coral-list.

More information about the Coral-list-old mailing list