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  1. General Reef Discussion
    collecting salwater ornamentals (aka aquarium fish) amd inverts. I have been through FLorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission pages and only found items mostly relating to commercial and for private use collection of game/food fish. They gave an appendix with names of corals but I...
  2. Rochester Minnesota Marine Aquarium Club (RMMAC)
    http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/05/01/news/coral.php Experts taking tiny steps to restore coral reefs By Cornelia Dean Tuesday, May 1, 2007 TAVERNIER, Florida: Clouds were moving across the sun and a northeast wind was stirring a chop as Meaghan Johnson, a program coordinator for the...
  3. The THINK Tank
    Well, Alex might get off easier than I thought he would. Southern District of Florida - Press Release R. Alexander Acosta, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Eddie McKissick, Resident Agent in Charge, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Hal Robbins, Special Agent in...
  4. General Reef Discussion
    Read this webpage. http://www.opportunitylost.org/
  5. The THINK Tank
    A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ocean Exploration Program and National Geographic Oceans for Life Virtual Teacher Workshop Series October 9 - 20 and November 6 - 17, 2006 Register Free at: http://www.coexploration.org/ceo2006 Few of us realize it, but by one...
  6. Atlanta Reef Club
    I'm going to Key West in the end of July, i'd like to know if you'd be allowed to collect small corals, or frags... i know you can't do this in a park (since there are several reserved areas in Key West), but could I collect some if i was not in a national reserve area? I know i can't go up to...
  7. Atlanta Reef Club
    We are about to open up the teen program for applications - but wanted to inquire here first. Anyone have a 9th grader interested in Marine Biology that can afford to miss two days of school? The program costs will be $250 to cover the trip to the coast May 3, 4 & 5th (includes food, lodging...
  8. The THINK Tank
    NOAA Fisheries Proposes Listing Two Coral Species Under the Endangered Species Act. On March 3, 2005, NOAA Fisheries determined that elkhorn (Acropora palmata) and staghorn (Acropora cervicornis) corals are warranted for listing as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The notice of...
  9. The THINK Tank
    First week. Now in the tank are frags of: Montastrea cavernosa Acropora cervicornis Porites porites Diploria labyrinthiformis
  10. General Reef Discussion
    GOVERNOR BUSH APPLAUDS Florida'S SELECTion AS HOST FOR 2008 International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) I guess this means I will be reserving the bungalow at Spanky's that week... Heh, only $400 for the conference, what a bargan! and I'll finally get to go.
  11. ARC BOD
    Sally and I have been working on this year's meeting schedule. For June 8th's meeting, I need your approval to spend $75 to rent a place to hold the meeting where Bill Light (Curtis' Marine Biologist and author) would talk to us at a Cobb County Park Community Center. This will allow us to...
  12. Big Tank Archive
    Well, this past weekend I broke down my 500 gal reef and replaced it with an 850 gal reef. The new tank's dimensions are 72w X 30h X 90 depth. Many thanks to Ryan (Krux) and Piero for their invaluable help in this endeavor. Without their help, this would not have been possible. It will take at...
  13. Front Page News
    http://www.enn.com/direct/display-release.asp?objid=D1D1366D000000F6950B66EE471CFF72 From UNCW National Undersea Research Center Thursday, July 24, 2003 Key Largo, Florida -- Coral reef scientists were surprised to learn that the deep ocean is the source of 20-40 times more nitrogen and...
  14. Atlanta Reef Club
    I just found out this morning that I am going to the keys on August the 11-16, All i do is pay for the flight! Is is lobster season down there and we are going to snokle for lobster and on coral reefs and sandbars etc..... Can I bring back some live rock in a box on the airplane...I know they...
  15. Atlanta Reef Club
    The Fernbank Museum sent us the following e-mail: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Fernbank Museum has recently received a large grant from NOAA to refurbish our 900 gallon Reef Aquarium. This exhibit will attempt to recreate the reef environment of...
  16. ARC BOD
    I recieved this email from Fernbank Science center and im really excited..............Tell me what u think......... Fernbank Museum has recently received a large grant from NOAA to refurbish our 900 gallon Reef Aquarium. This exhibit will attempt to recreate the reef environment of...
  17. Advanced Archive
    Just to help kick off the new forum, does anyone think we'll ever see the reallowal of hobbyist use of Caribbean coral species? Obviously, none will ever come from the Keys due to its designation as a national marine sanctuary, but what about relinquishing the necessity for possession permits of...
  18. Front Page News
    KEY WEST -- A world-roaming cargo ship smashed more than 1,000 rare corals at one of Florida's most pristine dive spots when, officials say, it dropped its massive anchor in a prohibited area. A survey of the 6,500-square-foot damage site, completed last week, stunned researchers with the...
  19. Front Page News
    News-Journal wire services WASHINGTON -- Vast coral reefs, sea grass meadows and mangrove forests in ocean waters off the Florida Keys are being designated as especially sensitive by the U.S. government. The United States' first Particularly Sensitive Sea Area -- just the fifth such domain...
  20. Front Page News
    BY MANDY BOLEN keysnews.com Love is in the air, or water, for various species of coral this week as the unique animal of the reef system takes advantage of the August full moon and engages what is known as mass spawning. In an ancient, and still mysterious ritual, the coral polyps...
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