[Coral-List] Montipora in crisis

Emma Gibbons gibbons.e.l at gmail.com
Sun May 23 07:33:54 EDT 2010

Dear Coral list

I need your help identifying a suspected disease (possibly white
syndrome) effecting the Montipora at one of our marine reserves in the
Bay of Ranobe, Southwest Madagascar
link to photo  http://picasaweb.google.com/101260538441130414342/Montipora#
Colonies are showing acute signs of advancing tissue lesions with
partial and full colony mortality observed

The problem is isolated at present to this specific area; however,
concerns have been raised about possible transference of this
suspected pathogen to other sites of scientific importance in the
lagoon system

Thank you for your time and I hope you can help

Emma Gibbons

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