[Coral-List] Cyanophytes in Hawaii

Bradley Jones bjesquire at gmail.com
Mon Nov 26 12:43:49 EST 2012

Phil, Thanks for responding. 
I'm just a concerned citizen, not a scientist, but I've snorkeled these reefs on Kauai as recently as 2 months ago and they are in very bad shape. If anyone has a colleague knowledgable about coral reefs in Hawaii would you please contact them to see if they know anything more and can spread the word? Unfortunately the government of the State of Hawaii is very slow to act and doesn't even seem to know this crisis is happening. 

On Nov 24, 2012, at 8:41 AM, Phil Dustan wrote:

> Hey Listers,
> It's black band all over again. This time in the Pacific!
> What's next - white plague, followed by yellow band and the whole
> progressing of coral killers like we saw first in Florida, then the
> Caribbean. Back then we said something like "corals were the canary in a
> cage for a degrading ocean".  Not too many seemed to listen, especially the
> political types. Now, perhaps after the freak storm (not related to climate
> change) Sandy, people might rethink our relationship with the sea:
> temperature increases, nutrients in sewage 'cause they are too expensive to
> remove, watershed effluent washing off the land... looks like thanksgiving
> day for the microbes..... but not the reefs..
>  The long term has no price because it can't be replaced......such a
> shame.....
>      Phil
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Bradley Jones
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