[Coral-List] Corals for sale!

James Cervino PhD. jcervino at whoi.edu
Wed Oct 22 21:54:05 EDT 2008

Dear Eric-

Your posting was eloquently expressed. Thank you for detailing some of the
difficult mechanics associated within this business that you point out. I know
you really want to see the industry go to fully  "farm collected", and as I
said to you before, it is up to you skilled Aquarium Scientists to be able
to show the world how this can be done.

I guess I will be forever jaded due to personally witnessing years of
collectors, crow-barring the reefs off Malaysia, Philippines and small coral
islands in the Indo-Pacific, then only to come back to the states and see what
was just crow-barred be actually sold over the counter. Even to this day, I
frequently visit two different Aquarium stores in NYC and MA (Tuesday's fresh
delivery from Kennedy or Logan)and see the bags of corals lying on the floor
with people drooling over the them waiting to place in their tanks.

I appreciate the feedback brought fourth by yourself, Andy and Bruce. Take care,
Dr. James M. Cervino
Pace University &
Visiting Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst.
Department of Marine Chemistry
Woods Hole MA.
NYC Address: 9-22 119st
College Point NY NY 11356
Cell: 917-620*5287

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