[Coral-List] correction on mushroom corals in Jamaica
douglasfenner at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 27 18:59:46 EST 2011
I apologize for opening a can of worms. I'm now told that the outflow from the
tanks was always onto land, and that some misguided individual moved the corals
into the sea a few years after Tom Goreau sr. passed away. Only a few have ever
been found on the reef, they have not expanded or invaded or done any other
damage that anyone knows of apparently. All this is second hand, I've never
seen any of this first hand.
Douglas Fenner, Ph.D.
Coral Reef Monitoring Ecologist
Dept Marine & Wildlife Resources
PO Box 3730
Pago Pago, AS 96799
work phone 684 633 4456
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From: Douglas Fenner <douglasfenner at yahoo.com>
To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Sent: Thu, January 27, 2011 7:50:20 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] correction on mushroom corals in Jamaica
I would like to correct something I wrote about mushroom corals introduced to
Jamaica. The mushroom corals were not deliberately introduced to the reef.
They were in a tank in the lab, and someone moved the outflow from the tank so
it went into the ocean, and larvae must have flowed out onto the reef and
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