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SECORE on Ocean Mysteries

If you didn't catch it, Jeff Corwin and Ocean Mysteries did an episode on the SECORE project in Curacao. Preview [url=http://www.littonweekendadventure.com/ocean-mysteries/episode/the-endangered-coral-of-curacao/]here[/url]. As a former SECORE member, and having been to the lab, I'm happy to see this get some mainstream recognition. There is a lot of work that has gone into the project, and it seems to be paying off, little by little. More information about SECORE can be found [url=http://www.secore.org/site/home.html]here[/url]

Elkhorn coral is pretty much the king of all coral. I took these pictures in 10' of water. They get blasted with PAR values of 2000+, and the current is unbelievably intense. This is one of the best remaining palmata stands in the world. When healthy, these grow .5 mm a DAY, and these were about the size of smart cars.

[img]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/saxmansports/palmata2.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/saxmansports/bluetangs.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn158/saxmansports/palmata1.jpg[/img]

check your TV guides for repeat broadcasts if interested!

These corals are amazing to see In person

Thanks for the post, that was some great reading and Videos!!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
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