[Coral-List] Fwd: first captive breeding of ridged cactus coral

Vassil Zlatarski vzlatarski at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 14:24:42 UTC 2020

Dear colleagues,

Do you consider appropriate the opening statement of this article, "The
Florida Aquarium has made a breakthrough that will help save 'America's
Great Barrier Reef,' the third largest coral reef in the world"?



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

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From: Douglas Fenner via Coral-List <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 8:43 AM
Subject: [Coral-List] first captive breeding of ridged cactus coral
To: coral list <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>

The Florida Aquarium just became the first in the world to reproduced
ridged cactus coral in human care
                                    Cheers,  Doug
Douglas Fenner
Lynker Technologies, LLC, Contractor
NOAA Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
PO Box 7390
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799  USA

"mitigating climate change is the critical wedge to set coral reefs on a
recovery trajectory"  Duarte et al 2020 Rebuilding marine life Nature

"Already, more people die  <http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/hazstats.shtml>from
heat-related causes in the U.S. than from all other extreme weather events."


Even 50-year old climate models correctly predicted global warmng

"Global warming is manifestly the foremost current threat to coral reefs,
and must be addressed by the global community if reefs as we know them will
have any chance to persist."  Williams et al, 2019, Frontiers in Marine
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