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"Clearly the best guide out there for understanding how to identify corals in the field. Teaches the process, allowing identification to different taxonomic levels and can adapt to taxonomic changes in future."
Tom Bridge Senior Curator – Corals, Queensland Museum
"I made a point of using the Coral Finder for taxa that I already knew, just to test how it worked, and it holds up extremely well. Well done on making something so complicated, relatively easy!"
Deborah Burn Master of Philosophy Candidate ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
"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."
Lyle Squire Junior Director, Cairns Marine, Australia’s largest aquarium exporter
"It is by far the best coral identification survey tool I have seen…"
Dr Clive Wilkinson Global Coordinator Global, Coral Reef Monitoring Network
"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."
Prof. John McManus, PhD Director, National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE) Professor, Marine Biology and Fisheries University of Miami, USA
"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