[Coral-List] Sizes of coral recruits (Clarissa Reboton)

glauco150 at aol.com glauco150 at aol.com
Thu Oct 30 10:20:20 EDT 2008

Dear Clarissa and coral-listers,

Follow this link?to find a thesis that may be helpful., http://grad.uprm.edu/tesis/irizarrysoto.pdf

best regards,

Glauco A Rivera
PhD Candidate
Dept. of Marine Sciences-La Parguera
Univ. of Puerto Rico

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Today's Topics:

   1. Final 4(d) Rule for Elkhorn & Staghorn Corals Files
      (Sarah Heberling)
   2. CITES permit exemptions for corals (Iliana Baums)
   3. Sizes of coral recruits (Clarissa Reboton)


Message: 1
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:14:32 -0400
From: Sarah Heberling <Sarah.Heberling at noaa.gov>
Subject: [Coral-List] Final 4(d) Rule for Elkhorn & Staghorn Corals
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Greetings, and apologies for cross/multiple postings of the following 

Today NOAA Fisheries Service filed a final rule with the /Federal 
Register/ to protect elkhorn and staghorn corals, which were listed as 
threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) on May 9, 2006.  The 
final rule will publish in the /Federal Register/ tomorrow, October 29, 
2008.  This final rule, called a 4(d) rule (after section 4(d) of the 
ESA), prohibits import, export, take, and all commercial activities 
involving either of these threatened species.  This rule was originally 
proposed on December 14, 2007, and included a 90-day public comment 
period, which closed on March 13, 2008.

The prohibitions of the 4(d) rule become effective on Friday, November 
21, 2008. 

Additional information, including the final rule (as filed), FAQs, and a 
guide for scientific researchers seeking permits, is available on our 
website at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/esa/acropora.htm.  If you would 
like a copy of any of these documents emailed, mailed, or faxed to you, 
please contact me with your request (see contact information below).  
Additionally, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me.

Thank you,
Sarah E. Heberling
Natural Resource Specialist
Protected Resources Division
NOAA Fisheries Service
263 13th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: (727) 824-5312
Fax: (727) 824-5309
Email: Sarah.Heberling at noaa.gov
Web: http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/esa/acropora.htm


Message: 2
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 14:47:21 -0400
From: Iliana Baums <ibb3 at psu.edu>
Subject: [Coral-List] CITES permit exemptions for corals
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Dear colleagues,

CITES never ceases to surprise me. After long struggles we had obtained 
a CITES permit to export small coral samples for DNA analysis. After 
dropping off the permit with Fish and Wildlife in the US, they called 
the next day with a few questions. During the conversation the gentleman 
told me that in fact I did not need a CITES permit for my coral samples 
because they were so small. I asked for the reference for this and was 
told to go to the CITES webpage and indeed found the following 

?Overview of coral products in trade and relevant Resolutions / 
Decisions for implementation of CITES provisions in EU
Note: fossil corals exempted from CITES, but no common CITES 
interpretation on definition of ?fossil corals?
Corals: Helioporidae spp. (Blue corals), Tubiporidae spp. (Organpipe 
corals), ANTHIPATHARIA spp. (black corals), SCLERACTINIA (order) Stony 
corals?(hard corals), Milleporidae and Stylasteridae. Please note: NB ? 
there is no exemption for fossils of black corals (Antipatharia) 
Resolution Conf. 11.10 on definitions

Coral fragments: Coral fragments (including gravel and rubble) ? 
unconsolidated fragments of broken finger-like dead coral and other 
material between 2 and 30 mm in diameter, which is not identifiable to 
the level of genus. Res: 9.6 (Rev CoP12): not readily recognisable so 
not covered by convention, Not covered by convention, No CITES export 
permit and no EU CITES import permit required.

Now, does this mean I can quit chasing CITES permits? Anybody know who 
to ask?

Iliana B. Baums, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
The Pennsylvania State University
208 Mueller Laboratory
University Park, PA, 16802

814.867.0491 (Office)
814.867.0492 (Lab)
814.321.3593 (Mob)
814.865.9131 (Fax)



Message: 3
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:21:41 -0700 (PDT)
From: Clarissa Reboton <iday_power at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Sizes of coral recruits
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Greetings to all! As part of my research, i would like to know about the size 
ranges of different species/taxa of visible coral recuits after one-month. I 
would greatly appreciate any help from you. Thank you very much. 



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