[Coral-List] Impact of listing 66 coral species on coral research

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Mon Dec 10 15:31:55 EST 2012

Dear Listers, I suppose coral biologists and environmentalists will 
never understand/learn what the geology of coral reefs is telling us. 
As pointed out many, many times, about 98 percent of the Florida Keys 
reefs are no less than a meter thick yet they have been underwater at 
least 6,000 years. Acropora has come and gone  several times during 
that period  long before all the current hysteria about 
Co2/warming/alkalinity shift began. Seems likely that if history were 
not repeating itself our reefs would be many meters thicker and 
contain a continuous record of all the species we worry about. Gene

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