[Coral-List] Expanding population and coral reefs

Gene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Sat Sep 13 16:57:43 EDT 2008

More information for the population/dying reefs discussion. The 
Japanese have done a really good job of reducing fecundity. Median 
age is around 70 and they allow no immigration. At this rate it is a 
dying society. I just read another article that says they do not have 
enough crematoria to take care of the situation today and it will 
become a larger issue in the next 10 years. They are considering 
crematoria on ships to keep the odor away from land but the problem 
may  be disposal (pollution?) at sea!
I also read recently  that 30 percent of US births are to unwed 
teenagers! We are such an enlightened society are we not.  Gene

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