[Coral-List] "sarcasm, endless disagreements, personal attacks..."

Ulf Erlingsson ceo at lindorm.com
Sun Dec 12 12:18:23 EST 2010

On 2010-12-10, at 21:46, Michael Risk wrote:

> I said, SPM values should at no time exceed 10 mg/l. A calibration  
> curve was worked out between SPM and NTU’s (one of the MANY reasons  
> NTU’s need to be abandoned is the need for site-specific  
> correlations). Every day, an independent contractor goes out in a  
> small boat and takes water samples. If the values exceed 10mg/l,  
> all operations shut down until the water clears.
> I have NEVER heard of a similar arrangement in the West. The  
> arrangement I suggested for the Gulf would never have been accepted- 
> I can hear the howls from my colleagues right now:

Interesting, you apparently don't include Europe in "the West". I  
mean, since this agreement was with Europe as one part.  For what it  
is worth, it is a common practice in Sweden to do exactly that, not  
on coral reefs of course, but in rivers etc where dredging or other  
siltation-causing activity is taking place.

However, I do agree that a more intelligent approach may be needed,  
especially in the sea, which is why I am building siltation  
measurement instruments. Turbidity regulation is not all that useful  
in a 3D work area.

Ulf Erlingsson, PhD
President and CEO
Lindorm, Inc.
ceo at lindorm.com

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