[Coral-List] Acropora transplants

Gene Shinn eshinn at usgs.gov
Mon Feb 21 16:02:15 EST 2005

I transported Acropora from Miami to Bermuda, via air freight, back 
in the 1960s. It was done in a plastic bag with a few inches of sea 
water with an oxygen cap in the same way tropical fish were, and 
probably still are transported. They fared well, but  it was 
difficult to kill Acropora in the 1960s. You can forget about 
transporting Acropora in the future if it should make it to the 
endangered species list.  Do your research while you still can. Gene

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