[Coral-List] A more serious topic: Continued

John Ware jware at erols.com
Wed Jul 1 10:12:16 EDT 2015

Dear List,

First, thank you to all those who pointed out that what we call "moose" 
in the USA (and Canada, I think) are called "elk" or a word that sounds 
like "elk" in various places in Europe and Asia.

However, not only did I know that, but it is irrelevant!  What we are 
concerned with is what to call Acropora palmata as a common name that 
can be used by lay people in ENGLISH SPEAKING countries that actually 
have this coral in their waters.

Last time I checked, there were no Acroporids in the North Sea.

Of particular relevance and importance, Billy Causey has pointed out 
that "some of the old timers in the Keys refer to Acropora palmata as 
Moose Horn coral."

Also, I do know the difference between "horn" and "antler".  But we need 
to take one step at a time.

I do not believe that we can solve the all the world's problems on this 
list, but we can attack this one.

As an aside, at least my correspondence has the word "coral" in it 

Keep smiling, things could be worse.

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