FW: Dust and Disease on the Great Barrier reef

Todd R. Barber reefball at reefball.com
Fri Nov 1 08:31:02 EST 2002

Hi Eric,

Good points.  However, in realtion to the nudibranch infection, it was on
freshly obtained corals in a bare sided quarantine tank.  There was an
infection of at least 40% of the coral upon collection.  However, in the
wild, we observed butterfly fish "feeding" on the "bleached" polyops which
means that in reality they were "cleaning" the corals of the nudibranches so
there may be some natural balance.  Note that most nudibranches feed on a
single food source...so it is unlikely that they have other food


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