[Coral-List] Coral-List Digest, Vol 128, Issue 15

Dennis Hubbard dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu
Sat Apr 20 13:02:49 UTC 2019

Thanks Kosmynin:

My temporal recollection was obviously flawed here. I also remember Gene
saying something about this shows the constructive nature of the spur and
groove at the time (as opposed to erosional as is the case in many
Indo-Pacifric reef0, but my memory is vague on the details. I lost track of
the restoration  details. Was the plan you provided ever carried out? If
so, was there any follow-up monitoring and declaration of success/failure?



On Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 3:32 PM Kosmynin, Vladimir <
Vladimir.Kosmynin at floridadep.gov> wrote:

> Dennis,
> You are right, it was interesting case with grounding of U Miami R/V
> Columbus Iselin in Looe Key Reef, but it wasn't in 70s, it was in 90s, to
> be exact on August 10, 1994.  R/V CI crashed 4 spurs in western part of the
> reef. I was diving the site 2 days later, right after R/V was pulled off.
> One could see good outcrop in one of spurs, demonstrating how corals built
> it, and also could see Billy Causey, checking the damage, which could tell
> you he did not manage the Sanctuary just from the desk 😊.  The design of
> the restoration and description of work may be interesting to Robert, see
> the link below. Just do not take serious words in the text that spurs were
> built in Pleistocene; it happened in Holocene, Gene Shinn can tell you that.
> https://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/special/columbus/restoration.html
> Regards,
> Vladimir N. Kosmynin
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> Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:23:22 -0400
> From: Dennis Hubbard <dennis.hubbard at oberlin.edu>
> To: Robert Mason <r.mason4 at uq.edu.au>
> Cc: "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
> Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Call for Grey Literature on Anchor and Boat
> Grounding damage
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> Robert:
> Unfortunately, I suspect that there is a rich gray literature on boat
> groundings. I know there were several in the Keys back in the 70s (one of
> them ironically, as I remember, being a U Miami research vessel  - should
> be good monitoring there). Until the fines got heavy enough, many of the
> southerly transiting tanker and reight fleet got in too close to get out of
> the Gulf Stream (I suggest you contact the Keys Sanctuary program for those
> - Gene Shinn and Harold Hudson probably also have information there). I
> worked on a grounding on the south side of Mona (between the Dominican
> Republic and Puerto Rico) in the 80s and observed a grave yard of other
> grounded vessels. In that instance, there is an interesting story about the
> Mona lighthouse involved. As I understand the scenario, the lighthouse was
> moved landward to reduce the need for repairs due to aerosol damage. As a
> result, it was difficult to see the light from a boat too close to the
> reef, resulting in the increase in groundings. There was talk of moving it
> back seaward (my client was willing to contribute significant funds toward
> that purpose). In the end, the government of Puerto Rico who had been
> collecting heavy fines and settlements (presumably, but not actually, for
> restoration purposes) had already written grounding fines into their annual
> budget. On Puerto Rico there was a huge *Acropora* restoration project
> following a large grounding on the south coast (I tihnk Bill Precht may
> bave been involved in that), I believe that Caroline Rogers was also
> involved in a grounding assessment in the USVI and I remember NSF having to
> deal with a boat that was ut u onto the reef around the time of Hurricanes
> Irma and Maria. Presumably, there would be reports for all o  these - and I
> have to assume that there are similar reports from other areas in the
> western Atlantic as well.
> Best,
> Dennis
> On Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 11:33 AM Robert Mason via Coral-List <
> coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:
> > Dear Coral-Listers,
> >
> > I am currently working on anchor damage and boat grounding impacts on
> > coral reef benthos, using a systematic literature review and an ecosystem
> > model. As part of the systematic literature review, I?d like to put out a
> > call for suggestions of any Grey Literature (ie. not appearing in a
> > scientific journal) dealing with anchor damage or boat collision impacts
> on
> > coral reefs, including: theses, reports to government or business or
> > not-for-profit organisations, working papers, white papers, and datasets.
> > Anchor or boat collision impacts do not need to be the main topic of the
> > literature item, but just have to feature somewhere in the text. Items
> that
> > are in English or in any other language are of interest. If you do know
> of
> > any relevant Grey Literature please get in touch with me at
> > robert.mason1 at uqconnect.edu.au<mailto:robert.mason1 at uqconnect.edu.au>
> >
> > Warm regards,
> >
> > Robert
> >
> >
> > Dr Robert Mason
> > Postdoctoral Fellow
> > Marine Spatial Ecology Laboratory
> > ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
> > School of Biological Sciences
> > The University of Queensland
> > St. Lucia, QLD, Australia.
> >
> >
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Dennis Hubbard
Chair, Dept of Geology-Oberlin College Oberlin OH 44074
(440) 775-8346

* "When you get on the wrong train.... every stop is the wrong stop"*
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