[Coral-List] 60 Minutes Reports on Dying Reefs

Delbeek, Charles CDelbeek at calacademy.org
Mon Dec 19 11:25:07 EST 2011

Yes it was on Sunday night and the reefs are a protected chain of mangrove islets off the southern coast of Cuba. Most striking for me were the number of sharks and other predatory fishes. Of course on the downside they did film a lot of lionfish too.

J. Charles Delbeek, M.Sc.
Assistant Curator, Steinhart Aquarium
California Academy of Sciences

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Subject: [Coral-List] 60 Minutes Reports on Dying Reefs

Dear Listers,
Came across this promo and thought it might
be of interest to some.
"60 Minutes cameras take viewers on an underwater 
adventure to one of the world's most vibrant coral
reefs. But as Anderson Cooper reports, reefs like 
these are dying and could disappear".
Watch Cooper's report on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Don't really know what the segment's true message 
will be since I haven't seen the entire piece, but 
the description is encouraging. The YouTube preview
features an encounter with goliath groupers.


I'm assuming that the Gardens of the Queen reef 
where this was filmed is in Cuba? If it is, I hope 
they mention the fact that the lionfish shown are 
not a natural part of the ecosystem.


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