Is this legal/ moral?

James M. Cervino cnidaria at
Sat Apr 13 10:22:19 EDT 2002

Dear Craig & Li Ling,

I recently tested clove oil on A. pallida and the preliminary results
indicate stress and high algal (zooxanthellae) cell division leading to loss
of these symbiotic alga.  This coupled with other results collected indicate
clove oil  and acetone are chemicals that can harm the already stressed
reefs in the tropics. I strongly advise this method of capture not be used.

Do we not have laws in line to prevent this method of capture in PR? Can
this be happening given all the information we have on chemical exposure to
corals ?

Regards, James

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