[Coral-List] Need old Elkhorn forest photos
dbrumbaugh at amnh.org
Mon Nov 5 12:44:33 EST 2007
Depending on what you're after exactly, you might look for good images
of the Andros coral-reef diorama at the American Museum of Natural
Designed and built from the mid-1920s to early 30s, this two-part
diorama (above and below water) conveys some of the complex
dimensionality of previous palmata zones. More on the history of the
diorama is available through a low-res video feed at the URL above.
There's also a short essay at
http://www.discovery.com/exp/coralreef/museum.html. Good images of the
diorama may be available through the AMNH, though I'd have to check on that.
> It was the "forests" of large Elkhorn in Florida and the Bahamas that first
> got me hooked on reefs in the late 60's and early 70's. Now I am constantly
> trying to describe what they used to be like. The photos of ancient ruins
> and 1-2 meter modern colonies just don't do the trick. I remember seeing old
> B&W photos of Elkhorn patches, some forming distinct, replicated patterns of
> colony growth.
> If anyone has digitized images of the old patches of large Elkhorn, I would
> appreciate copies.
> The best I've found online is a great painting by Ian Coleman at
> http://www.colemangallery.com/Images/M08F_Hawksbill_Turtle.jpg, although
> even those aren't like the ones that I used to swim through as they arched
> above me.
> John W. McManus, PhD
> Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
> Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
> Coral Reef Ecology and Management Lab (CREM Lab)
> Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
> University of Miami, 4700 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, 33149
> j.mcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu www.ncoremiami.org
> Phone: 305-421-4814 Fax: 305-421-4910
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Dan Brumbaugh, Ph.D.
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