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What began as a one attorney/one paralegal office in 1983 has grown into a full service title company with four offices in Palm Beach County staffed by three(3) real estate attorneys and fourteen (14) paralegals available throughout your transaction to make sure your real estate transaction is a smooth and seamless experience.
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Closing on the sale or purchase of your home can be a stressful time. However, we believe that coordinating the movers and packing your belongings should be the hard part; not the closing process. Our Title Company has succeeded over the past 23 years by communicating with our clients; treating our clients with respect and honesty; and by handling their transactions with the commitment to provide a smooth closing. For what may be the largest transaction of your life, why not engage an attorney-owned title company to be there beside you each step of the way.
The Virgin Islands Patch Reefs are numerous, small subtropical coral reef ecoregions. These reefs are located on all three islands; St. John, St. Thomas, and St. Croix. Of the three islands St. Croix, has an established barrier reef. It is approximately 20 meters deep and covers 485 sq km ( 187.26 sq mi).
Patch reefs are miniature reefs, they are usually isolated and grow around the base of an island or along a continental shelf. Their size varies and it is rare for them to reach the water surface. Patch reefs are separated from other reefs by sand, seagrass, and habitats without structure. This habitat is recognizable by the halo of sand if it is next to submerged vegetation. Many are found far from the shore but some can still be accessed by snorkelers. They are located around St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John as well as several smaller islands located near the main three. St. Thomas and St. John coral reefs are found patchily around them. They are considered fringing and patch developments. On St. Croix there is a barrier reef surrounding its eastern and southern shore which hosts its patch reefs, other patch reefs are located offshore at substantial depths.
The benefits of these reefs include tourism, fisheries, and coastline protection. They give protection to the shorelines by absorbing wave energy and each year approximately six million tons of fish are taken out of the reefs. They also add biodiversity to oceans. They shelter various marine life and provide recreational activities for locals and tourists. They even provide potential medicines. They house species such as the barracudas, jacks, mackerel, night fishes, urchins, and various invertebrates.
However, many of them are now in danger. They are undergoing coral bleaching and other diseases. Coral bleaching occurs when the water becomes too warm. The increased water temperature triggers the coral to release its zooxanthellae. The loss of its symbiotic algae results in the discoloration of the coral tissue. They can loss zooxanthellae for a little while, however if more than a couple weeks pass then death occurs. They also have been found to have black band disease, white band disease, white plague disease. These diseases result of death of patches with few survivors if any.
These diseases aren't the only things affecting corals. Their population is declining because of coral mining, agricultural runoff, pollution, overfishing, and canal digging. They are also affected by temperature increase, pH change, excess sediments, rising of the sea level, and human activity. Many are trying to find ways to stop the decline of coral reefs or at the very least to find a way to slow down the decline. One recovery method includes coral aquaculture or coral farming/gardening. In this method, they grow the corals in a nursery and when they are old enough they replant them. They are also trying to provide substrates allowing corals to find a home. Substrates could be anything from car tires to oil rigs.
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Underwater digital images, single-beam bathymetry, and global-positioning system (GPS) data were collected September 29-30, 2011 around Dustan Rocks Patch Reef, Thor Patch Reef, West Turtle Shoal Patch Reef, and Rawa Patch Reef in the Florida Keys. A total of 101,734 images were collected, covering 4672 square meteres (m2) of reef habitat. This data release contains a subset of 1,420 images, organized into four sets: Track1, Track2, Track3, and Track4. These images were used for coral bleaching assessments, contain GPS data and also include additional, survey-specific Exchangable Image File format (EXIF) header information. The data were collected using the USGS shallow Along-Track Reef-Imaging System (sATRIS), a boat-based, pole-mounted sensor package for mapping shallow-water benthic environments. Two other implementations exist: A towed system called Deep ATRIS and a profiling system called Drift ATRIS. All three ATRIS implementations incorporate a digital still camera, a video camera, and an acoustic depth sounder. In this study, sATRIS images were collected at a rate of 10 hertz (Hz), the single-beam depth soundings at 10 Hz, and the GPS data at 1 Hz. The survey was conducted using the USGS research vessel (R/V) Halimeda, running at a nominal speed of 2 knots.
The Escambia County Marine Resources Division managed the deployment of 26 concrete artificial reef modules by ReefMaker LLC out of Orange Beach, Alabama. The reef modules are 8 feet tall and weigh 5,000 pounds. These modules were deployed in the Old Casino Reef artificial reef site in the Gulf of Mexico, approximately 1 nautical mile SSE of Casino Beach. Water depths are approximately 55-60 feet.
These modules will be supplemented within the coming weeks with eight additional, large concrete tetrahedrons (18 feet tall, 38,000 pounds) to create seven patch reef clusters on the Old Casino Reef site.
Funding for the reefs was provided by the Natural Resources Damages Assessment from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, through an agreement with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Additional NRDA-funded artificial reef modules will be deployed in the Old Casino Reef site and other permitted artificial reef sites permitted to Escambia County.
Abstract: On Caribbean coral reefs, many sponges produce chemical defenses that deter fishpredation. Sponge species that constitute most of the diet of sponge-eating fishes lackchemical defenses and live exposed on the reef. It has been hypothesized that thesechemically undefended species may compensate for fish grazing by growing faster orrapidly healing wounds. Wound healing experiments were conducted to determine ifdifferences exist in the healing rates of chemically defended and undefended species oftubular and vase-shaped sponges. Experiments were conducted on patch reefs in theFlorida Keys and the Bahamas in 2002. A scalpel was used to cut circular holes in eachsponge approximately 2 cm2 in area and 3 cm from the lip of the sponge. Photographs ofeach wound were taken after the wound was cut and 12 days later. Photographs of thewounds of several individuals of each sponge species were taken on multiple days duringthe experiment. A digitizing software program was used to measure the area of woundhealing. Healing rates were significantly faster during the first few days of theexperiment, with rates leveling off after the third day. Undefended sponges healedwounds at significantly faster rates than sponges with chemical defenses. Undefendedsponges were Callyspongia plicifera (8% wound area regenerated per day), Callyspongiavaginalis (6%), Niphates digitalis (6%), and Xestospongia muta (6.5%). Chemicallydefended sponges were Cribrochalina vasculum (2%), Ircinia campana (2%), andVerongula gigantea (0%). Orientation of wounds relative to the tidal current had noinfluence on healing rates. Niphates digitalis individuals growing in tubular form hadfaster healing rates than individuals with vasiform shapes. This study suggests that Caribbean reef sponges may have followed two different evolutionary trajectories withregard to fish predation: chemically defended species deter predation and have slowhealing rates, while chemically undefended species allocate resources to rapid woundhealing in response to frequent grazing. 041b061a72