[Coral-List] RE: Phuket Marine Lab and Marine Scientists

Jack Sobel jsobel at oceanconservancy.org
Tue Jan 4 11:04:47 EST 2005

Alina, Jim, Sherry, others:  I'm similarly interested in the fate of the Phuket and more importantly the individuals who work there.  I'm especially interested in information regarding Pitiwong Tantichodok, a good friend from graduate school who I recently visited in Thailand, and several of his colleagues who I met while there.  Any information greatly appreciated.

Jack A. Sobel
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The Ocean Conservancy
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Today's Topics:   5. RE: Setting up structures of support (Szmant, Alina)

Message: 5
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 22:01:52 -0500
From: "Szmant, Alina" <szmanta at uncw.edu>
Subject: RE: [Coral-List] Setting up structures of support

Hi Jim and Sheery:
I have been watching for any postings on Coral List that indicate the fate of the Phuket Marine Lab and marine scientists there (e.g. Chansang...)  Any word from any of them?
Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Coral Reef Research Group
UNCW-Center for Marine Science 
5600 Marvin K. Moss Ln
Wilmington NC 28409
Tel: (910)962-2362 & Fax:  (910)962-2410
Cell:  (910)200-3913
email:  szmanta at uncw.edu
Web Page:  http://people.uncw.edu/szmanta


From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov on behalf of Jim Hendee
Sent: Mon 1/3/2005 8:44 PM
To: Sherry Hudson
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Setting up structures of support

Okay, here's an example mock-up of what the index page might look like
for a marine laboratory support page, which sort of explains what I was
saying.  This is just a snapshot image and not a real site:


Sorry if the image is too small (I hope you can enlarge it if
necessary).  I'm just trying to move things along with this "discovery
prototype" and am not really in a position to start working up a major
page.  (The top background image is captured from the real Tsunami at
Phuket.)  This index.html page shows that a linking page for a calendar
of events could be utilized, as well as photos of the laboratories in
question (or what's left of them).  Also note the mock-up of the
Donation button I mentioned.  I could send you the code, if you're
interested--I just put it together in a hurry using SiteBuilder.

I hope this helps!


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Message: 6
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 17:58:31 -0800 (PST)
From: Mark Windell Vergara <vergaramark at yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Coring method
To: Michel Claereboudt <michelc at squ.edu.om>
Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
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When I was still with the KFUPM-Research Institute in Saudi Arabia we did some coral coring for the UNCC Coral Reef Surveys Project in the Arabian Gulf.  The contact persons for the reef monitoring with the AIMS people for that project were Dr. Kathy Burns (they did the coral growth and contamination analysis) and Dr. Hugh Sweatman (team leader).  I have a copy of their protocol but I'm not sure if it is already posted as one of their protocols for free downloading from their website, it was an internal document back then. So better check first, I might get in trouble for distributing it. Also, since we are not allowed to post email addresses without the persons knowledge, so please contact the persons mentioned above or visit their website (www.aims.gov.au). 
The protocol that we used was :

Heyward, A., A. Negri, et al. (2003). "Coring Corals using Handheld Drill Coring Device." .


Michel Claereboudt <michelc at squ.edu.om> wrote:
Can someone guide me to information for drilling cores in corals
i.e. types of drill (manufacturer?), type of bits, length of bits, 
method, tips and tricks...

The purpose of these cores is to assess changes if any of growth rates 
in the last 50-100 years in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman. They 
will be sliced and Xrayed. There is a lot of litterature on the second 
part of the method (xray, densitometry, fluorescence etc...) but 
nothing (so far) on the actual drilling process.


Dr Michel Claereboudt
Dpt. Marine Science and Fisheries
College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences
Sultan Qaboos University, Box 34
Al-Khod 123
Sultanate of Oman

Tel: (968) 24415 249, Fax: (968) 24413 418
email: michelc at squ.edu.om

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University of the Philippines
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