Invitation: Dive In to Earth Day with Reef Check

Gregor Hodgson gregorh at
Mon Feb 28 03:26:03 EST 2000

Dear all:

I would like to encourage everyone on coral list to participate in Dive
In to Earth Day (April 15 - 22), the biggest international PR event for
marine science and conservation in history. By raising public awareness
about the marine environment and coral reefs we build support for
solving problems facing reefs, one of the major goals of Reef Check.
Ideas on how students, scientists, business people etc. can participate
are given at For Reef Check network
participants, please consider organising an RC survey and/or PR activity
during the week leading up to Earth Day (April 22).

Leonardo DiCaprio, who is sponsoring Reef Check, will be serving as
Earth Day Chairperson in Washington DC for the big day. He will be
helping us to raise the noise level about the link between coral reef
damage and global warming/energy conservation -- the Earth Day 2000
theme (

A number of Reef Check coordinators are planning Reef Check training
sessions, information sessions, reef surveys, underwater clean-ups,
photography contests, art contests, childrens events etc. To
participate, simply send your idea to Anita and cc to me or register on
line at the CORAL website:

Anita Daley   <divein at>
Dive In To Earth Day Coordinator
2014 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 848-0110 (ext. 313)
(510) 848-3720 (fax)

Thanks for you help!

Gregor Hodgson, PhD
Coordinator, Reef Check Global Survey Program
GPO Box 12375, Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2802-6937
Fax: (852) 2887-5454
Email: gregorh at

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