[Coral-List] Acropora prolifera
dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu
Tue Sep 10 12:07:45 EDT 2013
This is the first I've heard of the latest species shuffle. Is *Montastraea
faveolata* now formally *Orbicella faveolata*? Perhaps I missed the genus
Orbicella; is this a new genus, and what is the basis for this change
(other than the obvious "it's genetics"?).
On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 12:28 PM, Belize Marine TREC <trec at hotmail.com>wrote:
> At Belize Marine TREC we spend hundreds of hours every year over
> the Ambergris - Caye Caulker Back Reef in Northern Belize. During the
> last five to ten years we have seen a dramatic increase in Acropora
> as well as Orbicella (formerly Montastraea) faveolata. They are a bright
> giving us cause for some optimism when discussing the current state of
> reefs with our students.
> Dr. Ken Mattes
> Belize Marine TREC
> Tropical Research & Education Center
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