[Coral-List] Gene Shinn re Reef Reminiscences

Szmant, Alina szmanta at uncw.edu
Sun Sep 22 22:27:34 EDT 2013

To second Peter's message, I personally tried with multiple entreaties to get Gene Shinn, Bob Ginsburg and Ian McIntyre to contribute to Reef Reminiscences, and all declined for one reason or another.  Peter approached several prominent reef geologists who worked on Pacific coral reefs.  " You can lead a horse to water (but you can't make him/it drink). "  Maybe next time.

Dr. Alina M. Szmant
Professor of Marine Biology
Center for Marine Science and Dept of Biology and Marine Biology
University of North Carolina Wilmington
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Wilmington NC 28409 USA
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From: coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov [mailto:coral-list-bounces at coral.aoml.noaa.gov] On Behalf Of Peter Sale
Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5:14 PM
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Subject: Re: [Coral-List] Gene Shinn re Reef Reminiscences

Hey, Gene, you old curmudgeon,
I cannot resist this.
Yes, all the scientists who contributed to Reef Reminiscences are biologists.  The geologists we invited to participate declined.  Do you remember me asking you to write something?
And yes, geologists on average do seem to have a better understanding of deep time than do biologists, so I am sorry they did not get represented in Reef Reminiscences..
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