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Destination Reefs: Cordelia Banks [video]

By Leonard Ho - Posted Nov 13, 2011 09:00 AM
Last Sunday, we toured the wondrous seas of the Philippines for the first video in our "Destination Reefs" series. Now the Atlantic gets some love. We visit Cordelia Banks, Honduras. This week's video may change your perception of Caribbean coral reefs. The density of SPS corals at Cordelia Banks rivals any Pacific reef.

With 52 Hectares of dense stoney coral growth, Cordelia Banks at Roatan Island is home to the largest patch of Acropora cervicornis on the Meso-American Reef.  While the biodiversity here is dwarfed by the Philippines, the density of reef building corals and fish is impressive and provides us a benchmark for what Atlantic coral reefs can look like.

Video by underwater videographer Jon Slayer.

Author: Leonard Ho
Location: Southern California

I'm a passionate aquarist of over 30 years, a coral reef lover, and the blog editor for Advanced Aquarist. While aquarium gadgets interest me, it's really livestock (especially fish), artistry of aquariums, and "method behind the madness" processes that captivate my attention.


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