[Coral-List] Taking live coral polyp samples
melissae.keyes at yahoo.com
Thu Aug 4 12:31:00 EDT 2011
In my observations of corals in the last few years, I have seen corals recover from polyp death from innundation by sand moving in as a result of storms. The smothered edges of colonies regrew without much trouble once the sand moved away.
I have also observed damage (from various causes) to polyps in the middle of colonies not repairing. A wound becoming larger over time.
Jess Jarett just wrote: "I avoid sampling from the edges of colonies."
What is normal practice for taking samples??
Hmm, now I will have to go try to dig out photos, eh?
Melissa E. Keyes
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