South America Fish

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    Just wondering, Down the east coast of South America, that should also be a warm tropical current like down the east coast of Africa, Kenya to Durban.

    Why do we not see any fish from those areas? Or coral? Do they not have coral reefs out there? Or is it all basically the same fish we see with the Hawaiian shipments? Or the same as from the Gulf of Mexico?

    The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is the 4th largest in the world. But that is still the Northern hemisphere. Are there any reefs or collection done next to South America?
     
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    Always thought the Amazon messes that side up a bit, much like the big rivers do to the tropical African west coast.
     
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    But you got the Mississippi entering the Gulf of Mexico.
     
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    angazi, was always led to believe that. Is there a difference in marine life on the gulf side of florida compared to the Carribean?
     
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    That's the main reason. Lots of rivers = muddy water with drastically changing salinity.
     
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    There are some according to this pic
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    Not a lot I do agree.
     
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    problem is that collection and transport of wild fish from south America to south Africa hardly goes smoothly..i know of guys bringing in wild caught fresh water fish from amazon..length of trip and other stress brings huge stress to fish..heard of suppliers loosing over a 1000 cardinals and other fish in one go...can only imagine how hard it would be on marine fish
     
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    I went diving in Brazil once, complete waste of time, very murky water and bare reefs with very little fish
     
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