Coral quotes

Osha Gray Davidson osha at
Thu Mar 22 09:25:17 EST 2001

Dear fellow sea-fans,

We're in the process of collecting quotations related to coral reefs (and 
marine life in general), for use on the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration's introductory web-page on coral health and monitoring:

If you have a favorite short quotation (a sentence or paragraph is just 
right) about reefs, reef organisms, conservation, marine biodiversity or 
oceans in general, please E-mail them to me along with as complete a 
citation as possible.

The quotations change every time the page is reloaded, so we'd like to have 
as many as possible!

Here's an example currently used on the web-page:

"A coral reef cannot be properly described. It must be seen to be 
thoroughly appreciated."
Sidney Hickson, 1889, quoted in Whitten, Anthony, et. al. "The Ecology of 
Sulawesi." Yogyakarta, Indonesia: Gadjah Mada University Press: 1987.

Thanks for your help!


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