[Coral-List] Lyngbya Bloom

thaddeus nicholls rockjock14 at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 19 09:09:01 EDT 2010

I performed my MS thesis research on the reefs in Akumal and Chemuyil, Mexico in 2005.  The reefs there exibited high frequencies of Lyngbya, however in my research I attributed the presence of it to sewage possibly seeping out through the well developed Karst system of the Yucatan Peninsula.  I have been looking to publish my work (a bit late, I know--been busy restoring oyster beds in the Indian River...) and having this information will be helpful to getting my facts straight in my manuscript.  It appears that having sediment samples rather than just benthic community data would have been useful.  Thanks for the post, Dr. Shinn.  
 Thaddeus Nicholls
Restoration Project Coordinator
Marine Discovery Center
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
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  1. Re: Web cam for aquarium (Chris Hind)
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      Conservation of coral species diversity    and 12 ICRS (vassil
      zlatarski) (rod subade)
  4. HCMR Summer School 2010 - Mediterranean Marine    Ecosystems:
      Functioning and Evolution (Artur Gil)


Message: 1
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 14:40:02 -0400
From: Chris Hind <cixcell at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Web cam for aquarium
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i know of boat places down here in south florida that offer
through-hull cameras.
i always wondered why no one used something like that to take a google
maps street view-style map of the reefs

On Fri, Apr 16, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Brian Walker <walkerb at nova.edu> wrote:
> Hi Andy,
> Check out Seaviewer's cameras. We use them for a lot of drop-camera work
> with good results. They are tethered and do well in low light. They are not
> specifically designed for web cam use, but they plug into any analog device.
> http://www.seaviewer.com/
> Cheers,
> Brian K. Walker, Ph.D.
> Research Scientist
> National Coral Reef Institute
> Nova Southeastern University
> Oceanographic Center
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> Dania Beach, FL 33004
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> Subject: [Coral-List] Web cam for aquarium
> Aloha Coral listers,
> I'm looking for a small, relatively inexpensive web cam to put in our 2500
> gallon salt water aquarium. ?Ideally the unit would be able to "see" in both
> daylight as well as dark (likely infrared), night vision.
> We have easy access to the aquarium so maintenance is not a big concern, and
> cleaning and such can be conducted regularly, especially if it simply a
> small, tethered unit that could be pulled out and replaced easily. ?Web cam
> streaming over TCP/IP to a multi-cast site, and to a storefront kiosk would
> be the proposed distribution avenues for the signal at present.
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Message: 2
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:05:36 -0400
From: Gene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>
Subject: [Coral-List] Lyngbya bloom
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Kevin, Recent studies at the Smithsonian Lab in Ft Pierce found  that 
iron is the primary nutrient that  that stimulates Lyngbya growth. 
The question is what is the source of iron? Sewage is not normally a 
source of iron. One  source is African dust. The dust  contains 
between 5 and 6 percent iron. The dust blows in to south Florida 
every summer beginning in June and lasting until November. Due to 
climate changes in North Africa and increased use of water (Lake Chad 
once 100 miles across is now about 10  miles across) the amount of 
dust blowing in from Africa began increasing in the early 1970s and 
peaked in 1983 and 84. 1983 and 1984 was when Lyngbya  as well as 
various green algae proliferated on the reef tract and in Florida 
Bay. Another peak year for dust was 1998. Coral lovers will know what 
happened during those years.. The amount of dust leaving Africa is 
around 1 billon tons each year of which hundreds of Millions of tons 
reach our shores. For example the amount of African dust reaching 
Miami  exceeds EPA particulate standards several times a year during 
summer months. Sorry, not much we can do about it. Gene


Message: 3
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2010 18:31:00 -0700 (PDT)
From: rod subade <redabus at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coral-List Digest, Vol 20,    Issue 14 -- Reply
    to: 3. Conservation of coral species diversity    and 12 ICRS (vassil
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I think the interdisciplinarity / multi-disciplinarity needs to include? SOCIAL ASPECTS, ECONOMICS, GOVERNANCE,
POLICY, AND CO-MANAGEMENT of coral reefs resources,? in the local, national and global levels

One reason why coral reefs have been degraded/ damaged throughout the world is the lack of joint efforts of researchers
and scientists in understanding coral reefs from multi or trans-disciplinary approach, which will make future conservation efforts
more sustainable and effective

Rodel F. Subade
Environmental Economics & Policy
Coral Reef Economics
University of the Philippines Visayas

Message: 3
Date: Wed, 14 Apr 2010 03:37:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: vassil zlatarski <vzlatarski at yahoo.com>
Subject: [Coral-List] Conservation of coral species diversity and 12
??? ICRS
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Dear Coral-Listers,
The recent discussion on 82 coral species?indicated that more can?to be done for the conservation of coral species diversity.? What about a Mini-Symposium?during the 12th ICRS dedicated to this?important interdisciplinary issue???Coral life history, ecology, integrative taxonomy, spacial and temporal evolution, diseases, biogeography, protected areas, international cooperation and?education should contribute to the conservation of species diversity.? The corals and their problems do not respect the state boundaries.?? There are international documents as well states lows and regulations, but the specialists?should say?more.??I think this is a next?good step for everyone and the moment is appropriate to exchange ideas about such Mini-Symposium.
Vassil Zlatarski
D.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Geology)

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Message: 4
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2010 16:32:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Artur Gil <arturfreiregil at yahoo.com.br>
Subject: [Coral-List] HCMR Summer School 2010 - Mediterranean Marine
    Ecosystems: Functioning and Evolution
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>>> Heather Benway <hbenway at whoi.edu> 15/04/2010 16:42 >>>

Dear All, HCMR is organising a summer school on ??Mediterranean Marine

Ecosystems: Functioning and Evolution?? sponsored by the Latsis
Foundation, in Greece.

The summer school will be held in Athens, from 1 to 15 July 2010.
It will be conducted in English and attended by about 30 postgraduate
students having a degree on Marine Sciences and special interest in
Mediterranean Sea. It will be organised in several sessions addressing
the best possible
way the major environmental challenges in the Mediterranean Sea.

The following sessions have been chosen to represent better related

?? Mediterranean and World Ocean: Similarities, differences and
?? Food web in Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems
?? Biodiversity, non-indigenous species
?? Outbreaks of population (i.e. jellyfish)
?? Extreme environments in the Mediterranean (Brine pools, volcanoes,
volcanoes etc.)
?? Coastal zones and pressures and Habitat Fragmentation ??
from space: Advantages and disadvantages, first results
?? Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs) Fisheries and Productivity
?? Impacts of climate change on the ecosystems, accidification
?? Socioeconomic scenarios

I would like you to pass this information to all potential
applicants/students from your lab and beyond, in order to admit the
persons in the forthcoming Summer School. The Organising Committee
cover the lodging for the entire duration of the Summer School, while
the successful applicants will have to find their way to travel to
Athens. Please visit the website of the course for more details
All the Best, Vangelis

-- Dr. Evangelos Papathanassiou
Research Director Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
P.O. BOX 712
Anavissos 19013, Greece
Tel: +3022910..76.381
Fax: +3022910.76.347
e-mail: vpapath at ath.hcmr.gr http://www.hcmr.gr 
Coordinator of SESAME IP Project http://www.sesame-ip.eu\par 



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