[Coral-List] importance of fish grazers in the Caribbean coral reef

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Mon Nov 17 09:52:14 EST 2014

Jeremy Jackson may be correct for some areas in the Caribbean but he is 
wrong about Florida Keys Reefs. He should swim on now dead Carysfort 
reef were there are no /Diadema/ but where hoards of Parrot fish are 
nibbling the dead reef down to sand. Coral recruits do not have a chance 
there. The same is true for all the other Keys reefs I have been 
observing and photographing for the past 60 years. Gene


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