[Coral-List] Underwater (in situ) Coral Tagging Systems, What do YOU use?
cdelbeek at calacademy.org
Tue Dec 22 11:15:34 EST 2015
There are a number of tags used in the meat industry of various sizes for
pigs, sheep etc with embossed numbers on them. Laminating tags with markers
doesn't work long term because the tags can break off easily and water can
eventually make its way between the lamination.
Or you can just ask the Coral Reef Restoration Foundation what they use.
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On Mon, Dec 21, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Rupert Ormond <rupert.ormond.mci at gmail.com
> 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!
> Rupert Ormond
> Heriot-Watt University
> International Society for Reef Studies
> 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
> > I am currently setting up a coral nursery in northern Haiti with both
> > 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
> > fragments.
> > 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
> > inside
> > 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,
> > Jeremy
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