[Coral-List] Science and advocacy

Steve Mussman sealab at earthlink.net
Wed Jul 18 14:02:46 EDT 2012

Coral-List is hardly a forum of advocacy. As a outside observer,
I have often been frustrated by the lack of assertiveness exhibited
by the scientific community in confronting the clear and distinct 
issues threatening coral reef systems around the world. From my 
perspective, the fact that some find recently posted comments too 
subjective is somewhat encouraging.

-----Original Message-----
>From: Jim Hendee <jim.hendee at noaa.gov>
>Sent: Jul 18, 2012 11:38 AM
>To: Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>
>Cc: coral-list at coral.aoml.noaa.gov
>Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Science and advocacy
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>Sincerely yours,
>   Jim
>On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM, Eugene Shinn <eshinn at marine.usf.edu>wrote:
>> Thank you Christopher Hawkins. We share the same concerns. I have
>> stood by and watched as the coral-list was taken over by advocacy
>> groups. Gene
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