[Coral-List] update on coral growth anamolies (tumors??)

shashank Keshavmurthy iamshanky15 at yahoo.com
Tue Oct 31 17:56:48 EST 2006

Dear all
When the photos that I posted on my website were taken...only 3 colonies of Acropora sp. were seen with those growth anamolies at our sampling site....

We do not know about the adjacent site...or to extent at which it will spread..or will it spread at all...

We will be going again after 2 weeks to check for the spread if any...or it might have been some freak incident!!
will keep you updated
Hoping for the best.... 

"the role of infinitely small in nature is infinitely large"-Louis Pasteur 

Keshavmurthy Shashank
phD candidate
Kochi University, Graduate School of Kuroshio Science
Laboratory of Environmental Conservation
Otsu 200, Monobe, Nankoku-shi
783-8502, Kochi, Japan
alt. id: shashank at cc.kochi-u.ac.jp
phone: 81 080 3925 3889
My WebPage: http://web.mac.com/coralresearch/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html

----- Original Message ----
From: Leslie Whaylen <lesliewhaylen at yahoo.com>
To: iamshanky15 at yahoo.com; Doug Fenner <douglasfenner at yahoo.com>; greta at hawaii.edu
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 11:37:32 PM
Subject: Fwd: Re: American Samoa similarity?

I'm not sure if I have the correct email for Greta or not.  When you get back from your trip, please send this along to her.

Douglas Fenner <douglasfenner at yahoo.com> wrote:
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:30:15 -0800 (PST)
From: Douglas Fenner <douglasfenner at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: American Samoa similarity?
To: Leslie Whaylen <lesliewhaylen at yahoo.com>

Leslie,  those are surely growth anomalies.  Go ahead and tell Shashank.  Im on a trip using internet cafe computers, making it a bit harder.  If you have gretas email, you could alert her.  It is a shape I havent seen, but she may have.  Doug
The opinions expressed in this message are of the author only, and do not reflect the policy of any institution.

Douglas Fenner
Coral Reef Monitoring Ecologist
Dept Marine & Wildlife Resources
American Samoa

Mailing address:
PO Box 3730
Pago Pago, AS 96799

work phone 684 633 4456 

----- Original Message ----
From: Leslie Whaylen <lesliewhaylen at yahoo.com>
To: Doug Fenner <douglasfenner at yahoo.com>; Eric Mielbrecht <eric-m at starpower.net>; Eric Treml <eat4 at duke.edu>
Cc: iamshanky15 at yahoo.com
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 1:24:48 AM
Subject: American Samoa similarity?

Doug and Eric(2),
I looked at his pictures and they look familiar to what I have seen in American Samoa.  Do you concur?  I'm not sure if Greta Abey and Theiry Work have conducted their tests on it and have named it or not.   
Dear All...
Can anyone out there tell me what it is?

Please look at the pictures that I have posted at
my site...



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