[Coral-List] Underwater (in situ) Coral Tagging Systems, What do YOU use?
John.Ebersole at umb.edu
Tue Dec 22 09:15:01 EST 2015
I have used pieces of Chlorox bottle numbered by making holes with a punch or a hot nail. Making holes of different sizes allows you to use a kind of Roman numerals system to get a lot of numbers. They last a year or two.
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Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Underwater (in situ) Coral Tagging Systems, What do YOU use?
I would certainly recommend against using permanent marker without any protection. The tags will become fouled and most of the writing ware off or come off when you try to clean them
My latest thought is to try engraved numbed plastic disc fish tags (e.g. Petersen type) which come in a range of different colours and sizes and are relatively inexpensive. At least you can still read the numbers if you need to clean off the fouling organisms. They can be attached to the individual coral fragments with cable ties, but don't cut them off too close.
But others may have better ideas!
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On 18 Dec 2015, at 21:39, Jeremy Raynor <jmraynor at eckerd.edu> wrote:
> Hello Coral Listers,
> Just shooting out a quick question here regarding tags for Acropora corals..
> I am currently setting up a coral nursery in northern Haiti with both "Tree
> Frame" type and "Fixed to Bottom A Frame" type nursery structures. I have
> been having trouble attaining materials that can be used to tag the
> Can someone share with me what they have used or know to be a successful
> tagging material.
> Thoughts I had:
> 1. Clear epoxy over sharpie or permanent pen on plastic
> 2. Using a small keychain type tag and sealing it with water proof paper
> 3. Small ceramic tile
> Please let me know and if you can name specific brands or provide a link
> that would be even more helpful! Thank you all so much.
> Best Regards,
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