Coral Reef Restoration Handbook by William F. Precht

By William F. Precht

"… this ebook is the 1st to explain, intimately, the artwork and technological know-how of coral reef recovery. it's to be was hoping that the knowledge that may be gleaned in the pages of this booklet will set a course in the direction of endured maintenance of this beneficial underwater treasure for use, liked, and skilled for destiny generations."-- Senator Bob Graham (retired), Miami Lakes, Florida, from the ForewordMost of what we all know concerning the rehabilitation of coral reef platforms stems from efforts to fix reefs injured by means of vessels that experience run aground. to this point, notwithstanding, there's a paucity of released literature in regards to the efficacy and/or failure of coral reef recovery recommendations. whereas lots of the literature that's on hand comes from assembly abstracts, workshops and technical memoranda, those papers and reviews have cast a systematic framework that could support advisor destiny efforts.The Coral Reef recovery instruction manual is the 1st released quantity dedicated to the technological know-how of coral reef recovery. It deals a systematic, conceptual framework in addition to useful ideas for reef overview and recovery. participants from quite a few disciplines speak about engineering, geological, organic, and socioeconomic elements to create a textual content that's designed to lead scientists and source managers within the decision-making method from preliminary review of the damage via conceptual recovery layout, implementation, and tracking. a great number of correct case experiences is applied to demonstrate recommendations and demanding situations inherent within the strategy of recovery. This quantity provides reef scientists and executives the chance to glean major details from earlier efforts. It presents them with the chance to construct at the classes discovered and strengthen profitable recovery efforts into the long run.

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In this assay 315 shallo w-water massive coral colonies from 49 reef sites within the Florida reef tract were e xamined for signs of boat grounding damage. 2). All but one of the reef sites surveyed were patch reefs; the exception was Carysfort Reef, a bank-barrier reef. Patch reefs occur throughout the Florida reef tract. They are particularly abundant in the waters off northern Elliot K ey and south K ey Largo, which include o ver 5000 patch reefs. 22 In the Florida Keys, the frame work b uilder coral species of patch reefs include Siderastrea sider ea, Diploria strigosa, D.

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