ReefBomb: A Coral Reef Protection Program(me)

William Allison wallison at
Sun Nov 21 00:04:52 EST 1999

Doug Fenner's suggestion to leave live ordinance lying about has the merit
of being economical but the policy has increased rather than decreased site
usage in some locations. Instead, controlled charge placement and magnitude
would more effectively discourage site use, control collateral damage, and
facilitate scientific interpretation of results.

Additional issues to be explored for which some of the experiments have been
conducted include:
Does nuclear or conventional weapons testing afford the better ecosystem
protection?Does the approach work in other ecosystems?

At one level this is a serious discussion about a real issue. At another
level a discussion about bombing reefs to protect them from people seems


William (Bill) Allison
Ma. Maadheli
Majeedhee Magu
Male 20-03

Tel: (960) 32 9667
Fax: (960) 32 6884
email: wallison at

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