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Russell Kelley has produced an ingenious guide which can easily be carried underwater and allow anyone to identify corals on the spot. This is an enormously important tool for the biology and conservation of coral reefs.
Prof. Ove Hoegh-Guldberg – Professor of Marine Studies and Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland.
I highly recommend the “Indo Pacific Coral Finder”. I field tested it this summer in Palawan. It is very accurate and does a great job of covering the major genera and some dominant species. Every dive operation in the Indo-Pacific should have at least one (I could hardly keep it away from the resort staff), and it will help alleviate the ‘overwhelmed head-aches’ experienced by many Caribbean researchers when they first visit these high-diversity areas. It is not as comprehensive as Veron’s encyclopedic “Corals of the World” on which it is based, but is infinitely easier to carry into the field!
Prof. John McManus, PhD – Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE) Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries University of Miami, USA
It is by far the best coral identification survey tool I have seen…
Dr Clive Wilkinson, Global Coordinator Global, Coral Reef Monitoring Network
The Reef Finder approach is unique for a printed product and matches the way a conversation goes with a reef visitor over something they saw and are describing it.
Chris Jones, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Difficulties in identifying corals underwater have been hampering coral enthusiasts and researchers alike for decades. I feel that the Coral Finder is a huge leap ahead. It is exceptionally well designed and easy to master. It is also timely, as the need for accurate survey has never been so pressing. I strongly endorse it for use anywhere in the Indo-Pacific.
Prof. J.E.N. Veron – Author Corals of the World, former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science
I have had fun with the Reef Finder trying to imagine that I didn’t know answers. I think it will be great for my invertebrate lab.
Selina Ward, Coordinator Stanford in Australia Program, Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland
When I need to get my head around coral ID quickly I use the Coral Finder. It just works.
Richard Fitzpatrick - Underwater Cinematographer and Shark Researcher
Received the Reef Finder yesterday. It’s simply wonderful! If I was a beginner diver, it’s exactly what I would wish to have. So much instant learning in such a small package. So practical and quite frankly, magical – opening the mysteries of the underwater world in 51 pages!