[Coral-List] Reassessing Coral Reefs
sealab at earthlink.net
Wed Apr 1 09:42:57 EDT 2015
Good idea William. I like the coalition approach.
Lots of lists of environmentally-friendly diving practices abound, but how
about everybody throwing out one suggestion. Identify yourself as scientist
or diver or both (Alex) as you see fit.
Propose one simple suggestion for regulating local and global impacts of the
scuba diving industry.
Challenge or endorse if you prefer.
Here is mine: Diver.
Require marine environmental issues information be part of all open water
diver certification courses. It could even be presented in an entertaining
As Ben mentioned, it is our responsibility to inform new divers as to how
baselines have changed. I am working with others within the diving industry
to develop just such a list. We would be willing to start from scratch so
that we might benefit from the insights of the scientific community. We
understand that even if every diver adopted and adhered to certain
eco-standards this in and of itself would not solve the problem. But it
would certainly signal a move in the right direction. One that is long
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