[Coral-List] Diadema and DBML

Les Kaufman lesk at bu.edu
Fri Apr 25 12:40:36 EDT 2008

There are data on Diadema densities for Dancing Lady Reef from before  
and after Hurricane Allen, urchin die-offs, benthic algal blooms,  
acroporid disease, slight acroporid recovery, subsequent acroporid  
destruction by massed predators, and recent recovery of Diadema.

I'm not sure what among these data are available at the lab.  Ask  
Peter Gayle, who will also be deciding the level of diving  
proficiency of the team and how well it matches various available  
study sites.  Work on the reef crest and inside Discovery Bay would  
be particularly interesting, and there are some back data for Damsel  
Gardens on the east inside of the Bay.  That is probably the best and  
safest place for this kind of enterprise.


Les Kaufman
Professor of Biology
Boston University Marine Program
Senior PI
Marine Management Area Science
Conservation International

“I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.”
George W. Bush
Saginaw, Michigan; September 29, 2000

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