[Coral-List] More amazing "first" "discoveries" in coral reef science

Thomas Goreau goreau at bestweb.net
Fri Aug 24 21:46:38 EDT 2007

"Healthy coral reefs hit hard by higher temperatures.

Coral disease outbreaks have struck the healthiest sections of  
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where, for the first time,  
researchers have conclusively linked disease severity and ocean  

Sea Technology, July 2007, p. 62

The article goes on to credit NSF, NIH,  and the University of North  
Carolina for this amazing "new" "discovery". Perhaps these are the  
same folks who just discovered, also "for the first time", that  
Pacific and Indian Ocean coral reefs were declining.

If these folks would only read the literature they would find that  
none of this is new.

Thomas J. Goreau, PhD
Global Coral Reef Alliance
37 Pleasant Street, Cambridge MA 02139
goreau at bestweb.net

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