[Coral-List] Impact of nutrient enrichment on coral reefs

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Tue Mar 18 10:28:40 EDT 2014

I have never seen parrot fish eat live /Acropora/ but have watched them 
take bites out of Large live head corals and on calm days leave their 
poop in piles on the same corals. Is anyone making follow up observation 
to see if algae infests the bite marks ? Their poop, as with many fish, 
also contains Serratia Marcescens as does the human gut. Gene


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