[Coral-List] SCTLD has reached Bonaire

Todd Barber reefball at reefball.com
Fri Jul 29 19:51:41 UTC 2022

The reference to Ballest Water comes from Wikipedia reference #6.

   1.  Dahlgren, Craig; Pizarro, Valeria; Sherman, Krista; Greene, William;
   Oliver, Joseph (2021). "Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Stony Coral
   Tissue Loss Disease Outbreaks in The Bahamas"
   <https://doi.org/10.3389%2Ffmars.2021.682114>. *Frontiers in Marine
   Science*. *8*. doi <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doi_(identifier)>:
   10.3389/fmars.2021.682114 <https://doi.org/10.3389%2Ffmars.2021.682114>.
   ISSN <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISSN_(identifier)> 2296-7745

I have not read the study, just the Wiki summary which is not always a
credible source.


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On Fri, Jul 29, 2022 at 2:07 PM Alina Szmant via Coral-List <
coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov> wrote:

> I don't always agree with Gene, but I do in this case.  If there are
> peer-reviewed publications linking pathogens isolated from ballast water
> that have been found to infect and cause SCTLD or any other coral disease,
> please share.
> Alina Szmant
> Dr. Alina M. Szmant,  CEO
> CISME Instruments LLC
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Eugene Shinn via Coral-List <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
> Date: 7/29/22 2:03 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> Subject: [Coral-List] SCTLD has reached Bonaire
> Listers, As I have pointed out many times the huge Staghorn forest at
> San Salvador perished in less than 3 months in 1983----along with
> Diadema. San Salvadore is way east of the Bahama Bank surrounded by deep
> blue clear water---a long way up current and up wind of the Panama
> canal. As for the present situation I am not aware of any evidence that
> the cause of coral diseases is coming from ballast water. Gene
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