[Coral-List] Fwd: Great Barrier Reef news story

Vassil Zlatarski vzlatarski at gmail.com
Tue Jan 2 06:37:05 EST 2018

Hi all, 2018 to be better!

Kindly reminding, the unanswered question from Dec. 26, about the origin of
coral species is basic for coral reef work and deserves colleguial



Vassil Zlatarski
D.Sc. (Biology), Ph.D. (Geology)

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From: Vassil Zlatarski <vzlatarski at gmail.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 7:45 PM
Subject: Fwd: [Coral-List] Great Barrier Reef news story
To: Coral-List Subscribers <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>, Charlie Veron <
j.veron at coralreefresearch.com>, Douglas Fenner <douglasfennertassi at gmail.com

Thanks, Charlie, I see your reticulated smile.  However, you quantify with
"most" and that means to declare hybridization as predominant cause for
coral speciation.

Is this "really outstanding new species" a proved hybrid?



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From: Charlie Veron <j.veron at coralreefresearch.com>
Date: Tue, Dec 26, 2017 at 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: [Coral-List] Great Barrier Reef news story
To: Vassil Zlatarski <vzlatarski at gmail.com>, Coral-List Subscribers <
coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>, Douglas Fenner <
douglasfennertassi at gmail.com>

Most corals are hybrids Vassil!

All the best for 2018,


*From:* Vassil Zlatarski [mailto:vzlatarski at gmail.com]
*Sent:* Tuesday, 26 December 2017 10:22 AM
*To:* Coral-List Subscribers <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>; Douglas
Fenner <douglasfennertassi at gmail.com>; Charlie Veron <
j.veron at coralreefresearch.com>
*Subject:* Re: [Coral-List] Great Barrier Reef news story

Thanks, Doug!

Congratulations, Charlie, for this "really outstanding new species"!  More
information and bibliographical data will be greatly appreciated.  Any
chance to be a hybrid?

Happy festive season and 2018!


On Fri, Dec 22, 2017 at 10:42 PM, Douglas Fenner <
douglasfennertassi at gmail.com> wrote:

Great Barrier Reef Team hunting for bleaching survivors finds first new
coral in 30 years.    (first new on the Great Barrier Reef, that is)



"Dr Veron, who has been diving on the reef for more than 50 years, has seen
it deteriorate from ocean warming and agricultural run-off.

"Oh it's horrible. It's like seeing the family home slowly burning, and you
scream for a fire-engine … and you just see it falling to bits. It's just
awful," he said.

"I think the Great Barrier Reef could be entirely dead within 15 years," Dr
Veron said.

"What's much more likely is progressive deterioration," he said.

Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
Contractor for NOAA NMFS Protected Species, and consultant
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

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