[Coral-List] First survey results

Helder Perez helder.perez at gmail.com
Fri Jan 20 10:53:51 EST 2012

Interesting results, Bastiaan. Do most of the diving destinations fall in
one or two regions or do you think they represent well enough the coral
reefs around the world?

Helder I. Pérez

On 20 January 2012 04:27, Bastiaan Vermonden
<bastiaan.vermonden at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear coral listers,
> First I would like to thank all the coral listers who (already) contributed
> a survey, thank you! Right now I have 115 surveys. I was wondering whether
> some people might be interested in the inititial results. If you send me an
> email I will be happy to provide the data I have right now.
> One interesting result I found is that while we talk about the coral reef
> crisis nearly all divers still consider the diving destinations in good
> shape. On a range of 1 to 5 with 1 being the worst and 5 being the best the
> average rating divers gave for diving destinations was 4.28. Of course the
> survey data is not random and it could be that right now I am attracting
> the biggest optimists but I still think it raises some interesting
> questions. Also not every destination had coral reefs but definitely the
> majority.
> If you would still like to contribute a survey or you know someone who
> would like to then you can find my survey here.
> https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFVTMENIbWhSanNxRVJQaS1vSUgxbXc6MQ
> Regards,
> Bastiaan Vermonden
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