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Old 03-31-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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Caribbean die off - how will this affect the hobby?


World's coral reef loss 'an underwater holocaust'

Was wondering how aware you all were of this and what the impact will be. Aside from the monumental loss in the "real world" how will this affect the saltwater hobby?

I am currently only a FW type, but planned on getting into SW within the next 2 years. Will this catastrophe skyrocket prices and kick the hobby into the more "elite" income area?

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Old 03-31-2006, 12:47 PM   #2
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I read that also. That is why propagating corals.fish, and inverts a re so important. Not just to the hobby but globaly. Our ecosystem has a balance and the corals reef are an important part of this system. This could cause an extreme trickle effect. I could go on and on but the botom line is we as a society need to be aware of the problem. And not ignore this just because we do not see it everyday. Thanks for the post 91

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The extent of the damage is signifigant, but this is certainly not a new development. Coral reefs have been shrinking for decades, no?
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Indeed. This is why most retailers highly advertise their aquacultured rock, fish, corals, etc. It is very sought after.

I learned alot about coral reef conservation, and also why they are being destroyed at last year's MACNA. You never think about how something as simple as rising water levels can kill off so much life.

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Aquacultured rocks. I predict that in the future most of our livestock we buy will be aquacultured.
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