[Coral-List] Inquiry about yacht anchor damage to reefs
Stephanie.Pendergrass at NFWF.ORG
Thu Aug 6 13:08:10 EDT 2009
I am forwarding this inquiry for information about superyacht anchor damage -- she gave me permission to share her request with the list. Please reply to her directly at juliet at thecrewreport.com.
Assistant Director, Marine Programs
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
From: juliet at thecrewreport.com [juliet at thecrewreport.com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2009 6:02 AM
To: Stephanie Pendergrass
Subject: The Crew Report - Press
I am writing to you from The Crew Report magazine, which is a magazine that goes around the world to the crew of superyachts. I was wondering whether you would be able to help me with an article I am writing. The article is about the damage anchors of superyachts cause to underwater reefs (there was a recent incident in the Roatan National Park). It would be great if you could assist me by answering some questions and if you have any hi-res images of reefs we could publish that would also be a tremendous help.
* What sort of damage could a superyacht anchor do to a reef?
* How long would it take for a reef to recover from this damage?
* Do you see much evidence of reef damage from large yachts?
* What is the most common form of reef damage you see?
* Do many regions with reefs have procedures in place for yachts that anchor in a protected area?
If you can help answer any of these questions I would be most grateful.
I look forward to hearing from you.
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