Chasing Coral

Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by Wlachnit, Jul 7, 2017.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    They have started freezing corals.
    https://global.si.edu/success-stori...lobal-effort-conserve-and-restore-coral-reefs
     
  2. gabloo

    gabloo Supporting Member

    I have 55 gallon shallow tank with 20 gallon sump and 30 refugium. I am planning to a journal.
     
  3. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    This was my thought too. I think it's a stretch though since the water temp is only one factor. The change in light becomes more dramatic the farther you get from the equator. It would just mean more adaptation would be needed not simply a matter of relocation.
     
  4. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    And don't forget that these reefs are thousands and thousands of years old. Reef adaptation and build up won't happen anytime soon and during that time there will be hundreds of thousands of extinctions that lead to other changes.
     
  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Artificial reefs are a thing. They can be used to relocate corals to areas they didn't exist in before. If it needs more light maybe it just has to be higher up.
    Where there is a will there is a way. Life adapts. Many corals are surprising in their ability to survive and thrive in captivity imo. Obviously not all species would fare equally well, but I'm sure there are plenty that could live in places that people wouldn't expect.
    Temp and lighting are easier to play w by changing depth, however ph is going to be more difficult.
     
  6. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I have seen some of these artificial reefs using old ships that have been purposefully sunk. Within 20y or so, they already have corals encrusted on them.
     
  7. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Decommissioned oil rigs as well
     
  8. dpc goes west

    dpc goes west Supporting Member

    just watched this, GBR is now on my list of places to visit.

    have you dived in Hawaii before? Going for the first time this year and would love to see some coral if you have any recommendations.
     
  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Hawaii is really only good for fish...
     
  10. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I have dived Maui and Oahu. I would say great for turtles, tangs, reef sharks. just so so for some hard coral. IME, mostly porites and pocillopora. A lot of lava rock formations.


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  11. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Agreed
     

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