coral-list news

Jim Hendee Jim.Hendee at
Fri Aug 6 11:31:17 EDT 1999


        For various logistical reasons, I have just opened the list back
up for new subscriptions.  We have about 20 new subscribers (1184 total).

        Elsewhere in the news, I would just like to ask all our new (and
some old) subscribers to be sure to read the Welcome Message [please save
it!] carefully.  To summarize the salient points, please only post
messages regarding coral research or news; do your research first before
you post a question (availing yourself of the library and the literature
links on the CHAMP Page, and elsewhere); try to find your long lost
collague via the Online Researcher's link on CHAMP and the usual Web
personal locators, before trying to find them via coral-list; do not post
overtly commercial messages (this does not include non-profit
organizations trying to pay their way with coral-related publications and
services); and please be courteous.

	Thank you for your thoughts and support.


	Jim Hendee
	coral-list administrator
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	Sincerely yours,

	Jim Hendee
	Louis Florit
	Philippe Dubosq

        Ocean Chemistry Division
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        National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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