[Coral-List] Utila reef health?

Melbourne Briscoe Mel at Briscoe.com
Wed Mar 26 12:32:45 EDT 2008

I just returned from Utila, where it appeared that as much as 80-90% of the
hard coral was dead and mostly algae covered. Good soft coral and sponges.
Very few fish, no large fish. The locals are clear-cutting mangroves,
fishing like crazy, and not treating their sewage.

Is this a recent problem, am I dreaming (nightmare), or is it well known?

- Mel Briscoe

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