[Coral-List] acropora alternative opinion

delbeek at waquarium.org delbeek at waquarium.org
Wed Oct 3 00:22:51 EDT 2007

buiscuil <pascal.mege at gmail.com> said:

> Even IF what the paper tries to make us
believe (which is, for those who did not read it, that Acropora will benefit
from global warming by extending their range northward) were true, is seems
very unwise to me to stop efforts for global warming limitations. <

I find it interesting that they note that their range may extend northwards
(what they will grow on is of course another question) they fail to mention
that their old stomping grounds may get too hot for them to survive.
Therefore, while they may spread northward, the rear could disappear.


J. Charles Delbeek
Aquarium Biologist III
Waikiki Aquarium
2777 Kalakaua Ave.
Honolulu, HI, 96815


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