[Coral-List] Cyanophytes in Hawaii

Bradley Jones bjesquire at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 22:11:13 EST 2012

Thank you for stepping in, Mike. And thanks for Brian's contact information.

The LA Times also published a story on the crisis on Kauai today:



On Nov 27, 2012, at 5:58 AM, Michael Risk wrote:

> Hello. Allow me to step in (where angels fear to tread, and all that.)
> My friend Brian Lapointe is a very well-known reef ecologist, who has for decades battled against those who would minimize the effects of land-based nutrients. He has recently done some work in Hawaii, and says they are 20 years behind the curve. (btw, I agree.)
> You could do a lot worse than contacting Brian.
> Brian Lapointe <blapoin1 at hboi.fau.edu>
> Mike Risk
> On 2012-11-26, at 12:43 PM, Bradley Jones wrote:
>> 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. 
>> Thanks.
>> 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
>>> -- 
>>> Phillip Dustan
>>> Department of Biology
>>> College of Charleston
>>> Charleston SC  20401
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>> Bradley Jones
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Bradley Jones
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