[Coral-List] Recovering Acropora cervicornis populations in the Caribbean

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Fri Sep 10 12:45:09 EDT 2010

There are extensive thickets on the south side of Roatan (Smith's Bank) that have apparently never been affected by anything major giving the size/thickness of the branches and extensiveness of the buildup (ridges >2 m high)

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Professor of Marine Biology
Center for Marine Science and Dept of Biology and Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
5600 Marvin Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409 USA
tel:  910-962-2362  fax: 910-962-2410  cell: 910-200-3913

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From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Brittany Huntington
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 2010 3:26 PM
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Subject: [Coral-List] Recovering Acropora cervicornis populations in the Caribbean

Curious to know if anyone is aware of populations of  *Acropora cervicornis
*populations recovering naturally (i.e. without restoration help) on reefs
in the Caribbean in recent years.  AGGRA database is only current to 2004,
so if you know of a local population that is achieving decent cover of
staghorn coral since 2004, please let me know.

Thanks in advance,
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