[Coral-List] correction on mushroom corals in Jamaica

John McManus jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu
Thu Jan 27 22:10:32 EST 2011

This highlights the fact that we must stop maintaining Indo-Pacific corals,
fish and other organisms anywhere near the Caribbean and Atlantic (and
vice-versa). Even when 'safety' measures are in place, how good will they be
in a major hurricane?

Otherwise, the lionfish invasion will be only the beginning.


John W. McManus, PhD
Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries
Coral Reef Ecology and Management Lab (CREM Lab)
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS)
University of Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami, 33149
jmcmanus at rsmas.miami.edu      http://ncore.rsmas.miami.edu/
 Phone: 305-421-4814   

  "If I cannot build it, I do not understand it."
              --Richard Feynman, Nobel Laureate

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[mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Douglas Fenner
Sent: Thursday, January 27, 2011 1:50 PM
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Subject: [Coral-List] correction on mushroom corals in Jamaica

I would like to correct something I wrote about mushroom corals introduced
Jamaica.  The mushroom corals were not deliberately introduced to the reef.

They were in a tank in the lab, and someone moved the outflow from the tank
it went into the ocean, and larvae must have flowed out onto the reef and 
settled.      Doug

 Douglas Fenner, Ph.D.
Coral Reef Monitoring Ecologist
Dept Marine & Wildlife Resources
American Samoa

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