[Coral-List] BYOGUIDES October discount celebrating the launch of the Coral Finder 3.0

Dawn Bailey divindawn at yahoo.com
Thu Oct 13 19:01:28 EDT 2016

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
I love this guide!! I'm a marine biologist turned citizen science entrepreneur and my tiny start-up ecotourism business doesn't have a surplus of funds but I wanted to have a few of your guides on hand when I organize survey trips to Palau!! 
Thanks again! Glad you lost those scraps of paper! :) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 
Dawn M. Bailey 
MSc. Marine BiologyFounder - EcoSea Expeditions

    On Wednesday, October 12, 2016 3:49 AM, Russell Kelley BYOGUIDES <russell at byoguides.com> wrote:


Collective Listerers!

ICRS 2016 and the launch of Coral Finder 3.0 seems years ago now and I note that I have yet to forward the 20% discount code to the people who registered for it with BYOGUIDES in Hawaii.

First let me say, comrades, I am sorry.  Various scraps of paper with email addresses still need to be found to get that job done. So as penance, and to speed things up, I have decided to open the offer to everyone.

For the month of October all BYOGUIDES will be discounted by 20% (freight excluded) by using this code at the...  http://www.byoguides.com <http://www.byoguides.com/>  checkout:


Coral Finder 3.0      http://www.byoguides.com/coralfinder/ <http://www.byoguides.com/coralfinder/>      ...is fully revised and takes the tool in a new direction. Rather than print on polypropylene we are have used 300GSM card with mat cello both sides. So it’s wet hands resistant but is NO LONGER an underwater tool.

There are a lot of reasons for this: 
(a) from dozens of workshops we are convinced that people get a better ID result by taking photos and ID’ing them AFTER the dive...
(b) images allow ID’s to be reviewed in the future as experience grows or the taxonomy changes...
(b) printing on poly is expensive, and, an enormous quality assurance hassle;  finally... 
(c) we can lower the price.

Coral Finder 3.0 includes over a hundred new images. It also has about a hundred tweaks (derived from real world workshop training) that make it a better tool. It also has a new section about how to approach species ID. 

As with previous editions…  Coral Finder 3.0 is supported by a free comprehensive online video training course in English and Bahasa Indonesia:    http://www.byoguides.com/resources/ <http://www.byoguides.com/resources/>

Coming later this year BYOGUIDES will extend these free resources in a series of new movies to assist users to incorporate / understand the changes to coral names being driven by molecular taxonomy. 

If you want to be alerted to the arrival of these new resources please register for the BYOGUIDES newsletter at:

http://www.byoguides.com/subscribe/ <http://www.byoguides.com/subscribe/>

In return you will receive a FREE 30-page Best of the Web Resource Guide eBook summarises the very best marine ID resources on the web. 
Kind regards


Russell Kelley
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