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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
We use the Coral Finder across our entire aquarium business and our collectors, aquarists and facility staff find it very easy to use. There is no other tool for quick and easy coral identification.