[Coral-List] About time!

DeeVon Quirolo deevon at bellsouth.net
Wed Oct 11 11:17:23 EDT 2006

James---anyone who knows me realizes that the bottom up theories of 
Dr. Brian Lapointe and others have been endorsed and implemented in 
Reef Relief's educational programs for the past twenty years......I 
was just saying that we should all come together and stop the eternal 
dialect of I'm right, you're wrong, when each side is equally sure 
they are 100% right.  We all need to get over that and work together 
to save the remaining vestiges of reefs.  Best, DeeVon

At 02:39 PM 10/10/2006, Dr. James M Cervino wrote:
>Dear Ilsa & Devon,
>Congrats on a thorough well put together manuscript! It is about time
>that these data are beginning to get published, I will use this for
>my class this next semester.
>The sad point is that the people that think urchin grazing and other
>dwindling herbivores/landscapers swimming on reef system control the
>algal lawns that smother corals.  This says to the developers that
>claim  "hey our point source" that is spewing secondary treated
>sewage out into a reef is not the reason for the reefs to become
>algal dominated, its because the spiny urchin died off that used to
>be a proficient landscaper and kept the corals "macro-algae free".
>Devon what I am not saying that top down controls are not
>significant, they are. However, what I am trying to say is that the
>levels of nutrients that induce algal blooms cannot be controlled
>with more grazers.
>Cheers, James
>Dr. James M. Cervino, MS, Ph.D.
>Marine Pathology
>Department of Biological & Health Sciences
>Pace University New York NYC
>Phone: (917) 620-5287
>Web site: http://www.globalcoral.org
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