[Coral-List] Fw: The Coral Reef Crisis

Douglas Fenner dfenner at blueskynet.as
Wed Sep 2 05:04:23 EDT 2009

I am posting the messages below on behalf of Charlie Veron and Billy Causey. 
If you wish to respond, please respond to them.  Thanks!  Doug

From: "Billy Causey" <Billy.Causey at noaa.gov>
To: "J. (Charlie) Veron" <j.veron at coralreefresearch.com>

 Charlie ....
 Thank you for distributing this excellent presentation. Words don't do 
justice to the fantastic job you did in this presentation. And ... I  will 
take up your call to be a part of the movement to make the world  aware of 
what is in store for coral reefs .... particularly, if we as citizens of the 
planet do open our eyes and do something. You are an  incredible 
spokesperson for this movement .... and are to be  congratulated for this 
incredible presentation. Cheers, Billy Causey

 J. (Charlie) Veron wrote:

 Dear colleague,

 If you have a care for the future of coral reefs in the face of  climate 
change, I implore you to take an hour to watch a presentation  I gave at the 
Royal Society. Please then become a part of the movement  to make the world 
aware of what looms ahead for reefs by asking as many people as possible to 
watch this video and pass its message on:  it is critical to reach people in 
all walks of life. You can do your  bit and it will make a difference.

 The video can be watched at: http://royalsociety.org/page.asp?id=3093
 (select “Is the Great Barrier Reef on Death Row?”).

 Yours sincerely,


 J.E.N. ('Charlie') Veron

 Former Chief Scientist, Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)

 Adjunct Professor, James Cook University (JCU)

 Adjunct Professor, Queensland University (UQ)

 www.coralreefresearch.org <http://www.coralreefresearch.org/>

 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 (ex 234)
305.395.0150 (cell)
305.293.5011 (fax)

Billy.Causey at noaa.gov

A few people have experienced problems trying to watch the video.  Here are 
some suggestions if you experience problems:

You are welcome to use the powerpoint (too big to email): download it from: 

Website problems:

Firefox 3.0 has dropped support for the Windows plug-in listed below. We are 
working on an update to restore functionality. In the meantime Real media 
can be used.

Please examine the following for info on Windows media plug in for 
Firefox.and other general info.

Windows operating system and Internet Explorer browser

On line presentations require Internet Explorer V6+ and Windows or Real 
Media player for x86 computers. It may be necessary to visit the Microsoft 
website for the Windows media plug in for Internet Explorer.

You may see a message asking for Active X install which blocks the Web 
application from running. This is a spurious message from the Windows 
operating system. The presentations do not require any Active X component at 
present. Simply OK the request. No Active X component will be installed.

Windows operating system and Firefox browser

Alternatively Firefox V2+ browser can be used provided the correct media 
plug-ins for Real or Windows are installed into Firefox. (not Firefox 3.0)

Real player must be installed after Firefox otherwise Firefox does not 
recognise the plug in.

If the error message reads ‘DoPlay is not a function’ it could indicate that 
you need to uninstall

Firefox. Then use the browser to try and play a Real file and the browser 
should direct you to

the correct Real installation.

For the correct Windows media plug in use another browser and visit: 

Reboot the PC after install.

Other Windows plug-ins will not work.

Type ‘about:plugins’ into the Firefox address bar to see a list of installed 

Apple operating system

Apple Mac must use Firefox and Real Player

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