[Coral-List] Remnancy vs resiliency Part 3: making a list

DeeVon Quirolo deevon at bellsouth.net
Thu Mar 23 16:25:22 EST 2006

Hi Phil---For my two cents, I'd add to the 
regional the following:  clean up the 
agricultural runoff  from the Everglades and 
Florida Bay that reaches the downstream coral 
reefs  of Florida.  And create a section for 
"federal" with: adopt and implement an energy 
policy that reduces fossil fuel emissions and its 
role in coral bleaching and disease, possibly by 
designating Elkhorn, Staghorn and Fused Staghorn 
to the Endangered Species Act (thus triggering 
federal review of actions that affect them).
Best, DeeVon Quirolo, Reef Relief

At 11:26 AM 3/22/2006, Phil Dustan wrote:
>Dear Listers,
>         Now that we have exhausted all the 
> rhetoric and have cleared our minds
>and consciences, might it be possible to translate our feelings into
>actions that could be accomplished at the scales of Global, regional,
>and local?
>lease post your comments if you’d like to contribute and I will work
>towards collating them

Please try to keep things short (and perhaps
>Here are a few possibilities:
>         Global -
>                 US should sign the Kyoto Accord,
>                 Reduce generation of African Dust
>         Regional in the Caribbean
>                 Large scale culture and release of Diadema antillarum
>                 Construct a basin-wide system of no-take MPAs
>         Local:
>                 Larger no-take zones in the 
> Florida Keys National Marine                        Sanctuary
>                 Construction of sewer and 
> septic systems in the Florida                         Keys that
>actually meet design criteria for removal 
>of                            nutrients,BOD, and
>microbial contaminants
>                 Provide incentives to restore 
> the terrestrial landscape                                 to
>minimize loss of nutrients and sediments
>                 Thanks,
>                 Phil
>Phillip Dustan  Ph.D.
>Department of Biology
>College of Charleston
>Charleston   SC  29424
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