[Coral-List] Harold Hudson Cayman Island Reef Dedication

Todd Barber reefball at reefball.com
Fri Feb 23 14:12:32 EST 2007

The Reef Ball Foundation is conducting a project (starting tommorow) Feb 24-March 3rd in the Cayman Islands 
and will be casting and deploying a Harold Hudson "layer cake" artificial reef module with a specially made 
navy brass plaque bearing the words in raised lettering:

       "The Reef Doctor"
      Harold Hudson, Phd
  The Reef Ball Foundation
            Thanks You

The module will be deployed at approximately 
19°21'52.82"N  81°23'48.99"W

along with 30 additional modules which will be planted
with propagated corals rescued from hurricane damaged stock.
Volunteers from around the world are gathering for the project
including some of Harold's students to plant the corals.

The reef will be added to over time to help rehabilitate nearshore
habitat loss due to Hurricane Ivan.  For more information
feel free to contact me.

The brass plaque was donated by Eternal Reefs and $5,000 of funding for the project 
came from the Harold Hudson Layer Cake Fund of the Reef Ball Foundation.
Additional funding came from the Reef Ball Foundation, Cayman Department of
Enviornment, Marriott Beach Resort Hotel, Red Sail Sports, and the Spurlino Foundation
and others

Congratulations Harold on all your achievements! 


Todd R. Barber
Chairman, Reef Ball Foundation
3305 Edwards Court, 
Greenville, NC 27858
941-720-7549 Cell
252-353-9094 Direct
Skype Toddbarber or Skype In (252) 557-1047, United States (+1)
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reefball at reefball.com (email address)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Billy Causey" <billy.causey at noaa.gov>
To: "FKNMS" <FLORIDAKEYSSTAFF at NOAA.GOV>; "SAC" <FloridaKeysSAC at noaa.gov>; "Gene Shinn" <eshinn at usgs.gov>; "Barbara Lidz" <blidz at usgs.gov>; "Bill Kruczynski" <kruczynski.bill at epa.gov>; "harold hudson" <harold.hudson at noaa.gov>; "coral list" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>
Cc: "_NOS ONMS ALL Staff" <ONMSAllStaff at noaa.gov>
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2007 1:19 PM
Subject: Re: [Coral-List] [Fwd: [Fwd: Congratulations...2006 Distinguished Career Award Recipients]]

> All,
> Please join me in expressing a huge word of CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. 
> Harold Hudson for being selected as a recipient of the 2006 
> Distinguished Career Award for NOAA/NOS!  This is a very high honor for 
> NOAA to bestow on Harold for his life time of achievements on corals and 
> coral reefs. I cannot think of a better person to receive this much 
> deserved recognition. 
> Harold ... congratulations!  We are all very proud of you!  Cheers, Billy
>> ------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: Congratulations...2006 Distinguished Career Award Recipients
>> Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:39:07 -0500
>> From: Jack Dunnigan <Jack.Dunnigan at noaa.gov>
>> To: Harold Hudson <Harold.Hudson at noaa.gov>, Bill Sunda 
>> <Bill.Sunda at noaa.gov>
>> CC: _NOS Program and Staff Office Directors 
>> <nos.prgandstaffoffice.directors at noaa.gov>, _NOS Program Office 
>> Deputies <nos.program.deputies at noaa.gov>, Sloane Strother 
>> <Sloane.Strother at noaa.gov>, Kathy Connors <Kathy.Connors at noaa.gov>
>> Good Morning Harold and Bill!
>> I wanted to send a brief email to congratulate you on your 
>> Distinguished Career awards. The fact that you have been nominated and 
>> awarded with such an honor is a testament to the hard work and 
>> dedicated service that you show on a daily basis to NOAA and our nation.
>> Your work in coral age dating and career-long leadership in the 
>> protection of coral marine resources of the Florida Keys as well as 
>> pioneering research in the area of trace metal-biological interactions 
>> in the ocean have made a significant difference in the National 
>> Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ability to meet mission 
>> critical objectives.  I again offer my most sincere congratulations on 
>> your awards.
>> So, a celebration is in order!  Please mark your calendars for an 
>> informal coffee hour with me on April 16, 2007 from 8-9AM.  We'll meet 
>> at my office (SSMC 4, 13632) and then decide where you would like to 
>> go (Caribou or Starbucks).  See you soon!
>> Thanx. -j
>> -- 
> -- 
> Billy D. Causey, Ph.D.
> Regional Director
> Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Region
> National Marine Sanctuary Program
> 33 East Quay Road
> Key West, Florida 33040
> 305.809.4670 x 234
> 305.293.5011 fax
> 305.395.0150 cell
> email:  billy.causey at noaa.gov
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