[Coral-List] Reef research needs

Ulf Erlingsson ceo at lindorm.com
Fri Oct 21 17:08:55 EDT 2011

Personally I find it beyond disbelief that USA does not require manufacturer of chemicals, let alone pesticides, to reveal what is in it. That should have people up in arms IMHO. Say NO to using anything that you don't know what it is...


On 2011-10-20, at 14:13, Eugene Shinn wrote:

> Much of the recommendations so far seem to revolve around some form 
> of social engineering. Why is there so little concern about they way 
> we saturate the  Florida Keys with aircraft delivered mosquito sprays 
> the composition and effects of which is known only to the pesticide 
> manufacturer. If the spray does not affect insects other than 
> mosquitoes then why are places like the Fla Keys Marine Laboratory 
> and other sensitive areas avoided?
> If there were genuine concern we would all be clamoring for bioassays 
> to determine if these toxic chemicals are slowly eating away at the 
> onshore ecosystem and offshore coral reefs. To quote Denny Hubbard, 
> "If you get on the wrong bus then every stop is the wrong stop" Gene
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