[Coral-List] Coral-List Digest, Vol 23, Issue 10 message 7 lionfish in beloze

Erika Bass eb160339 at reddies.hsu.edu
Wed Jul 14 16:44:29 EDT 2010


I was recently snorkeling in Belize, in the lagoon by San Pedro in coral garden, Caye Caulker, and surrounding areas. The people we were with were killing any lionfish spotted, and we only saw 5-6 lionfish. 

On the diadema, it's amazing how many have come back. One area we went to we saw them everywhere. It's great they're making such a remarkable recovery

Erika Bass
Biology Major at Henderson State University

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>    1. Coral Reefs 2009 - Best paper award (Isabelle C?t?)
>    2. Lizard Island Fellowships 2011 (Anne Hoggett)
>    3. updated ID pages for Caribbean corals (Mark J A Vermeij)
>    4. Lionfish Invade Miami's Inshore Waters (Steven Lutz)
>    5. Coral-List Rules, Guidelines, etc. (Jim Hendee)
>    6. Six job offers and three new Postdoc positions at the
>       Australian Institute of Marine Science (Katharina Fabricius)
>    7.  Lionfish Invade Miami's Inshore Waters (John Lidington)
>    8. Looking for Indo-Pacific ID guides to marine sponges
>       (Michael Arvedlund)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 10:23:02 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Isabelle C?t? <imcote at sfu.ca>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Coral Reefs 2009 - Best paper award
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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> The Editors, staff and Editorial Board of Coral Reefs are delighted to announce that the winner of the Award for Best Paper published in 2009 (Volume 28)is:
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> S. K. Wilson (Shaun Wilson), with co-authors, A. M. Dolman, A. J. Cheal, M. J. Emslie, M. S. Pratchett, and H. P. A. Sweatman
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> for the paper: "Maintenance of fish diversity on disturbed coral reefs" published in Coral Reefs 28: 3 - 14 (2009)
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> 
> The winner will receive the Best Paper Award prize, which includes a certificate, a cheque (1,000 Euros) and an engraved glass paper weight. His co-authors will receive a certificate.
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> Congratulations Shaun!
> 
> Prof. Rolf Bak,
> on behalf of Coral Reefs and the ISRS
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> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 17:16:29 +1000
> From: "Anne Hoggett" <lirs at bigpond.com>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Lizard Island Fellowships 2011
> To: "Coral_List" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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> The Australian Museum is pleased to announce the Lizard Island Fellowships
> Program for 2011. These fellowships support field-intensive research at the
> Museum's Lizard Island Research Station on the northern Great Barrier Reef. 
> 
>  
> 
> The Lizard Island Fellowships Program has operated since 1984, providing
> $586,000 to support the work of 42 PhD students and 8 postdoctoral
> researchers. This year, five fellowships are offered. 
> 
>  
> 
> Two fellowships for PhD students, AU$8,000 per year for up to three years.
> 
> 1) Lizard Island Doctoral Fellowship - for PhD students. Funding provided by
> the Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation members.
> 
> 2) Ian Potter Doctoral Fellowship at Lizard Island - for PhD students.
> Funding provided by the Ian Potter Foundation.
> 
> Preliminary applications for these fellowships close on 20 August 2010.
> 
>  
> 
> Three fellowships for early-career postdoctoral researchers, AU$11,000 to be
> spent in one year.
> 
> 3) Isobel Bennett Marine Biology Fellowship - for recent PhDs. Funding
> provided by the Hermon Slade Raiatea Foundation. 
> 
> 4) John and Laurine Proud Fellowship - for recent PhDs. Funding provided by
> the John and Laurine Proud Estate Trust.
> 
> 5) Yulgilbar Foundation Fellowship - for recent PhDs. Funding provided by
> the Yulgilbar Foundation.
> 
> Applications for these fellowships close on 30 September 2010.
> 
>  
> 
> For information about the program, visit
> www.australianmuseum.net.au/Lizard-Island-Fellowships.
> 
>  
> 
> Please pass this information on to anyone who may be interested in applying.
> 
> 
>  
> 
> Dr Anne Hoggett & Dr Lyle Vail 
> Directors, Lizard Island Research Station 
>   
> Australian Museum 
> 
> Lizard Island Research Station 
> PMB 37 Cairns QLD 4870 Australia 
> t 61 7 4060 3977  f 61 7 4060 3977 
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> Inspiring the exploration of nature and cultures 
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> Message: 3
> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2010 14:20:04 -0400
> From: Mark J A Vermeij <vermeij at hawaii.edu>
> Subject: [Coral-List] updated ID pages for Caribbean corals
> To: coral-list <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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> Dear All
> 
> There have also been some updates on the coral ID pages. Carmabi compiled a series of pictures that show combinations of corals that are often mistaken  for one another. Because terminology to describe each species is often  subjective (i.e. has larger polyps or smaller ridges) having both  species in one picture might help to get a better idea of how such  closely related/ similar looking "species" can be distinguished from one  another. Corals are now divided in four main groups (Montastraea, Agaricidae, Brain-looking corals and the Rest). All  identifications are based on commonly used species names here on  Curacao. This overview is a work in progress (and I welcome suggestions on how to shape this picture collection into a more user-friendly format), but I thought it would be useful to throw it out as it is.
> 
> The four aforementioned coral  groups can also be found at Carmabi's research website:  http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/
> 
> Click on "Publications" and a  drop-down menu will appear with all the coral combinations for all four  coral groups.
> 
> The following links take you directly to each  group (you might have to cut and paste):
> 
> For Montastraea:  http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/publications/coral-id-curacao-montastraea
> For Agaricidae:  http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/publications/coral-id-curacao-agaricidae
> For  "Brain"corals:  http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/publications/coral-id-curacao-braincorals
> For  "The Rest":  http://www.researchstationcarmabi.org/publications/coral-id-curacao-the-rest
> 
> Hopefully you'll find this overview useful.
> 
> Best regards
> 
> Mark
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> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 09:07:00 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Steven Lutz <stevenlutzmail at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Lionfish Invade Miami's Inshore Waters
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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> Soon to be gobbling up reef critters. Just in time for lobster season...
> 
> Story and images at:
> 
> http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=24061957310
> 
> -Steven Lutz
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> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:19:51 -0400
> From: Jim Hendee <Jim.Hendee at noaa.gov>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Coral-List Rules, Guidelines, etc.
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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> Just a reminder.  Please see the main Coral-List information page:
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> ....but basically, you can not lobby Congress, you can't post attached
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> Also, be nice, be objective, do the right thing.
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>     Cheers,
>     Jim
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> Message: 6
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:12:31 +1000
> From: Katharina Fabricius <K.Fabricius at aims.gov.au>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Six job offers and three new Postdoc positions
> 	at the Australian Institute of Marine Science
> To: "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
> Cc: Research_Directorate <Research_Directorate at aims.gov.au>,	Janice
> 	Lough <J.Lough at aims.gov.au>
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> Hi all,
> 
> Please pass on to anyone who may be interested:
> 
> Six new jobs and three Postdocs at AIMS: Australia?s tropical marine research agency
> 
> The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is the leading national organisation researching tropical marine ecosystems through themes of discovery, process understanding, conservation, and sustainable use of living resources. The Institute has 220 staff operating from bases in Townsville, Perth and Darwin, which provide access to the Great Barrier Reef, Coral Sea, Torres Strait, Ningaloo Reef and Kimberley coast, Timor and Arafura Seas. AIMS has world-class laboratory facilities, two modern research vessels and extensive technical support. AIMS is responsible for much of the infrastructure of Australia?s Integrated Marine Observing System deployed in the tropics. Facilities on AIMS sites in Darwin and Townsville are being enhanced with $55M of capital funds from the Australian Government. In Townsville, this will include a state-of-the-art experimental ocean simulator in an extensive seawater precinct to support innovative research into coral spawning, water quality an
>  d climate change. A preview of this exciting project can be found at http://www3.aims.gov.au/oceans-facility-naming-competition/competition-entry-01.html. All of this infrastructure supports five multidisciplinary Research Teams that in 2009 published 145 peer-reviewed outputs covering: (1) biodiversity surveys and ecological/evolutionary processes, (2) long-term monitoring and sustainable resource use, (3) biogeochemical processes and ecosystem health, (4) history and impacts of climate change, and (5) molecular and genetic mechanisms of marine symbioses. Historically, AIMS has raised 25% of budget from earned income and the 2009-10 budget was $50M.
> 
> 
> Six new science positions are now available at AIMS - Townsville:
> 1. Research Team Leader (Climate Change) (position no. 367): Will lead and motivate a team of scientists covering coral sclerochronology, ocean observations, ecological impacts, and risk models. The team has the world?s largest collection of coral cores and will benefit strongly from the new infrastructure investment in ocean observing and controlled ocean simulations (see below).
> 2. Climate Change Scientist (corals) (position no. 456): Will develop original research on the impacts of changing water chemistry upon reef-building corals and other calcifying organisms.
> 3. Climate Change Scientist (fishes) (position no. 457): Will develop original research on the impacts of climate change from thermal and other stresses upon tropical fishes.
> 4. Physical Oceanographer (modeling) (position no. 458): Will apply advanced skills in meso-scale hydrodynamic modeling to the interpretation of ocean observations flowing from IMOS and contribute to the development of a shelf-scale receiving waters model for the Great Barrier Reef.
> 5. Biostatistician (position no. 436): Will analyse and interpret complex experimental, survey, and monitoring data and develop methods and tools in an area relevant to biodiversity, water quality, or climate change research.
> 6. Bioinformatician (Postdoctoral Fellow) (position no. 427): Will apply strong skills in contemporary techniques to analyse genetic and genomic data collected from corals, symbionts, and microbes as part of a multidisciplinary team examining Inter-Kingdom chemical communication in the coral holobiont.
> 
> More information about these jobs and detailed application kits available at www.aims.gov.au/employment
> Further enquiries to AIMS Research Director, Dr Peter Doherty (p.doherty at aims.gov.au).
> 
> 
> Three Super Science Fellowships - 'The future of the Great Barrier Reef in your hands'
> As part of the Australian Government?s Super Science Initiative (Marine and Climate), AIMS has received competitive funding to support three of the World?s best early-career researchers. Successful applicants will conduct original research within a Project entitled A changing climate for calcification on the Great Barrier Reef: past, present and future, which will investigate the impact of environment on marine calcifying taxa. Dr Janice Lough (AIMS) will lead a team of eminent Chief Investigators including Prof Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Dr Ken Anthony (University of Queensland), Dr Bronte Tilbrook (CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research) and Professor Michael Bird (James Cook University) to deliver the following projects:
> 1. Coral calcification and environmental histories (Position No. 446)
> 2. Current physio-chemical environmental envelopes for coral reef organisms (Position No. 447)
> 3. Coral community calcification responses (Position No. 448)
> 
> These fellowships represent an exceptional opportunity to join a collaborative, multidisciplinary team addressing important questions about the future of coral reefs. Ideal candidates will be high achievers with 3 years of postdoctoral experience in directly relevant research. Positions are for 3 years based in Townsville but with provision to spend up to a year in the partnering institutions. Starting salary will fall between AU$71,567 - AU$78,729 (plus benefits). Detailed application kits are available at www.aims.gov..au/employment. Enquiries to Dr Janice Lough (j.lough at aims.gov.au)..
> 
> Three more Super Science Fellowships are available and will be advertised in 2011 to join a follow-on project entitled 'A Changing Climate on the Great Barrier Reef: Present and Future Implications'. Early-career researchers in the fields of marine microbiology and virology, prokaryote bioinformatics, coral ecophysiology and seawater chemistry should make early contact with Prof Linda Blackall (l.blackall at aims.gov.au).
> 
> Closing date for all positions is 30 September 2010
> AIMS reserves its right not to fill any position from this call or to fill any position by invitation.
> AIMS is an EEO employer and promotes a smoke free work environment.
> Information about Townsville and its surroundings can be found at www.townsville.com.
> 
> 
> Regards
> Katharina Fabricius
> 
> 
> -----------------------------------------
> Dr. Katharina Fabricius
> Principal Research Scientist
> Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)
> Mail: AIMS, PMB 3, Townsville Q4810, Australia
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> Phone: +61 -7 4753 4412, or 4758 1747
> Fax: +61 -7 4772 5852
> Email: k.fabricius at aims.gov.au
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> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:37:48 -0400
> From: "John Lidington" <waveland at comcast.net>
> Subject: [Coral-List]  Lionfish Invade Miami's Inshore Waters
> To: <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
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> I just returned from a week diving at Glover's Reef in Belize.  From
> previous entries on this list I was under the impression that lionfish had
> reached well beyond Belize, but that encounters were few and far between,
> and that efforts to eradicate or control them could be meaningful.  From
> what I saw, I would now say eradication is a pipe dream, and any significant
> control is a long shot.
> 
>  
> 
> We saw lionfish in the 30'-60' depth range on just about every dive near the
> drop-off at sites off Northeast Cay, Long Cay and Middle Cay.  On our first
> dive, we saw four at three different locations.  I observed individuals
> hovering around several small coral heads in the lagoon, and there were
> three living among the pilings under the cabin I was staying in.
> 
>  
> 
> Our divemaster said he had seen large grouper eat them, but I don't know
> what happens to a grouper that does so.  One of the local fishermen said
> that if they wanted to control the lionfish population, they should put a $1
> bounty on each one brought in to make it worthwhile catching them.
> 
>  
> 
> One positive ecological note--Diadema seem to be making a bit of a comeback.
> For some reason they also liked the pilings under my cabin.  There were at
> least fifteen congregating under there, reminding me of what they were like
> 30 years ago in that area.  There were occasional individuals at other
> locations in the lagoon.  This is in comparison to seeing none in that area
> two years ago.
> 
>  
> 
> John Lidington
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> Message: 8
> Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:38:52 +0200
> From: "Michael Arvedlund" <arvedlund at speedpost.net>
> Subject: [Coral-List] Looking for Indo-Pacific ID guides to marine
> 	sponges
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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> Dear Coral List members
> 
> I am currently preparing a seminar for students on tropical marine
> sponges (mainly Indo-Pacific). However, I find it rather difficult to
> find any relevant ID guides. Would any of you know of any such ID
> guides, Internet based as well as other types of media?
> 
> Sincerely, Mike Arvedlund
> 
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