[Coral-List] Acropora recovery

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Thu Apr 4 11:53:24 EDT 2013

I would like to point out that a new publication suggests /Acropora 
cervicornis/ may be on the mend. Ironically it is happening in an area 
where toxic pesticides are not allowed, Dry Tortugas National Park.

Lidz B. H., and Zawada D. G., 2013, Possible Return of /Acropora 
cervicornis/ at Pulaski Shoal, Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida. 
/Journal of Coastal Research/ 29, 2, 256-271. On line 

Also it should be remembered that what  killed Staghorn coral at Dry 
Tortugas was the unusually cold winter of 1977, as documented by Gary 

Davis, G. E., 1982, A century of natural change in coral distribution at 
the Dry Tortugas: a comparison of reef maps from 1881 and 1976. 
/Bulletin of Marine Science/, v. 32, pp. 608-623.


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