[Coral-List] 82 coral species listing

Pedro H. Rodríguez phernanrod at yahoo.com
Fri Jul 13 14:31:43 EDT 2012

Thank you for pointing out to the idea of coral seeding; I had missed it in the post, which was mostly about criticisms which have been addressed copiously on this list. It seems like a reasonable idea, and it will be interesting to see what the experts have to say. ESA listings will make it easier to sell reasonable ideas to funding agencies.
> *From:* Dale W Griffin <dgriffin at usgs.gov>
> *To:* Pedro H. Rodríguez <phernanrod at yahoo.com>
> *Cc:* "coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov" <coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov>;
> coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 11, 2012 12:35 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [Coral-List] 82 coral species listing
> I would say that someone who initiated and sustained an annual photographic
> record of multiple coral sites in the Florida Keys over a 52 year period has a
> better grasp on the plagues of that ecosystem than most........seeding of
> these corals at various sites around Florida (Tortugas, Fort Lauderdale, Vero
> Beach, and a numerous sites through out the Keys) may shed some light on
> things.......Dale W.  

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