[Coral-List] request for assistance on literature non-extractiveimpacts on coral reef ecosystems

Keven Reed reedkc at comcast.net
Wed Sep 27 13:16:50 EDT 2006

Dear Manoj,

    If you want some idea of the impact of boat groundings in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), you might try and contact the Sanctuary Superintendent.  When Billy Causey presented at U. of Miami/Bill Precht's conference Oct 18, 2005, he made a point that while only one vessel greater than 50 meters length had grounded in FKNMS during 1990-1996, there are still approximately 500 groundings per year in the FKNMS presently.

    This country still allows people without training to rent and operate large, personal motorboats.

Keven Reed
Orange Park, FL

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Manoj Shivlani 
  To: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:19 AM
  Subject: [Coral-List] request for assistance on literature non-extractiveimpacts on coral reef ecosystems

  Dear Coral-List subscribers,


  I am conducting background research on non-extractive contributions of
  stress to coral reef ecosystems, including diving, snorkeling, boating, and
  other anthropogenic sources of stress, and I kindly request your assistance
  in identifying any literature that you may have in your possession or for
  which you may have a reference that relates to the following:


  1.  Diving/snorkeling activity impacts/effects on corals reefs and related

  2.  Boating and other vessel activity impacts/effects on coral reefs and
  related environments;

  3.  General studies on diving/snorkeling in coral reefs and related
  environments (including research in the number of divers/snorkelers at
  sites, trends in diving/snorkeling, etc.); and,

  4.  General studies on coastal and marine visitation in areas that contain
  coral reefs and related environments.


  Studies that have been conducted but not published and other grey literature
  or references would be equally helpful, and as the scope of my research is
  global, I could use material from all parts of the world.  Also, even where
  you believe you may have or know of a study that only meets some of the
  criteria (ex. a study on the effects of spear fishing on coral reefs, where
  only the diving aspect fits the requirements), I would welcome such


  Thank you for your attention,

  Manoj Shivlani


  Manoj Shivlani
  Senior Research Associate
  Division of Marine Biology and Fisheries
  Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
  4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
  Miami, FL  33149
  305-421-4608/f:  305-361-4457
  Email:   <mailto:mshivlani at rsmas.miami.edu> mshivlani at rsmas.miami.edu,
  <mailto:shivlani at bellsouth.net> shivlani at bellsouth.net


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