[Coral-List] correction on mushroom corals in Jamaica

Douglas Fenner 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
American Samoa

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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 
settled.      Doug


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