[Coral-List] Listing Criteria Observation

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Wed Dec 19 13:48:19 EST 2012

Steve, I know Parrot fish are a delicacy in the Pacific. They are 
protected in the Fla Keys and at anytime of day you can watch them 
biting chunks out of live coral especially Montastrea sp. Once they 
are listed we might want to consider spearing them to protect the 
coral from" harm." Since it was discovered that the listed Spotted 
Owl in old Growth Forests is declining due to predation by Barred 
Owls  the Fish and Wild Life Service is shooting the Barred Owls. If 
it works for Spotted Owls maybe it will work for corals...Outrageous 
eh? Well who knows what the future will bring in the world of 
government regulations and unintended consequences. Gene

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