[Coral-List] 82 coral species listing

Eugene Shinn eshinn at marine.usf.edu
Thu Jul 12 11:54:56 EDT 2012

Thanks Pedro, No we did not have a crystal ball then when Acropora 
was dying of disease but we have one now..its called 82 species for 
listing. All listing did for Acropora was to make it more difficult 
to research the cause of its demise. Have you tried to obtain a 
permit to do research on a listed species? Good luck! So if you like 
big government and bureaucratic entanglements that make lawyers 
richer go for it. Invoking public awareness of course is exactly what 
the CBD wants but that will not make the corals get well. Its kind of 
like trying to stop the common cold.  Unfortunately such actions are 
killing field science. Gene

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