[Coral-List] photo of large anchor(chain) damage

Jamie Oliver j.oliver at cgiar.org
Wed Mar 17 21:52:16 EST 2004

Dear Paul and John,

ReefBase (www.reefbase.org) has a few images that might be useful to you. Go
to the images section and search using keyword muro-ami, anchor, or blast.
We have only a few pictures. For anchor damage I know that the Great Barrier
Reef Marine Park Authority has quite a few very good pictures. Go to
lection/ and type in anchor as key word - there are lots of photos of boats
- but some good ones of anchors, chains and anchor damage.

ReefBase photos are available free of charge for non commercial use as long
as you reference both ReefBase and the photographer as the source. The
GBRMPA images are copyright and you will need to seek permission via email
from the image collection officer to use their images (high resolutions
images are available on request).

Hope this helps


If any coral-listers want to share their photos please feel free to upload
them to ReefBase using the user input facility (www.reefbase.org/input/).
You will need to register (its free) before you can input any material.

Jamie Oliver
Senior Scientist (Coral Reef Projects)
The WorldFish Center
PO Box 500, GPO, 10670 Penang Malaysia
Street address: Jalan Batu Maung, 11960 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia
Ph: 60 4 626 1606
Fax: 60 4 626 5530
email: J.Oliver at cgiar.org
Visit the ReefBase website at www.reefbase.org

ReefBase is an ICRAN project, and is supported by the 
United Nations Foundation, UNEP and the World Bank

-----Original Message-----
From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
[mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of John Ware
Sent: Wednesday, 17 March 2004 1:22 AM
To: Paul Hoetjes
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] photo of large anchor(chain) damage

Dear List:

Me too.  As long as we are asking for things, I would like to have images of
coral-reef damage due to destructive fishing practices such as muro-ami
(sp?) fishing, blast fishing, or chain dragging (practice prior to
netting).  I use images such as these in public presentations.

John Ware

Paul Hoetjes wrote:

> Dear Coral List members,
> For a presentation I am looking for (a) photo(s) documenting bottom
> damage caused by the large anchors of tankers or other large vessels and
> their long heavy chains, as such ships swing around on their anchors and
> the heavy chain plows through the bottom in a semi-circle. Even on sandy
> or rubble bottom, this kind of damage will over time completely destroy
> the fisheries in such areas, not to mention coral reef areas. Not only
> will any structural complexity be destroyed, but the constant tearing up
> of even sandy bottoms will destroy the algal flora established on such
> bottoms (and anything else growing there such as sea grass or
> gorgonians) and put an end to its being used by algae grazing conch as a
> feeding ground.
> I'm hoping someone has a (digital) picture of such damage on a rubble or
> sand bottom, that I might use.
> Best regards,
> Paul Hoetjes
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