[Coral-List] Reef Remnancy not resiliency
delbeek at waquarium.org
Wed Feb 22 20:27:56 EST 2006
>It is very interesting to follow this discussion and draw parallels
>with closed system reef aquariums. The problems of algal overgrowth,
>nutrient load, temperature, water motion, nutrient uptake,
>ultraviolet intensity, coral bleaching, coral tissue loss are ALL
>encountered in closed systems. Though we do not have all the answers
>we do know enough to control some of these factors and what effects
>changing such factors can have on our miniature "ecosystems". I
>strongly believe that some of the answers to problems facing wild
>reefs can be mirrored in closed reef systems, and perhaps can yield
>some answers as well. The rapid advancements in coral husbandry
>opens up tremendous opportunities for coral researchers to
>manipulate systems within a controlled setting.
J. Charles Delbeek M.Sc.
Aquarium Biologist III
University of Hawaii
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