[Coral-List] whats really killing the corals

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 6 21:35:28 EDT 2017

     Trying to manage coral reefs without monitoring data is like trying to
drive a car with the windows blacked out.  You can't see where you are
going or where you have been.  Crashes can result.
     Cheers,  Doug

On Thu, Jul 6, 2017 at 6:07 AM, Eugene Shinn <eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu>

> Coral-listers that have cable TV may have seen the Geico commercial that
> is shown several times each day. It shows people lying on the floor of a
> Bank looking up at a man in a uniform that looks like a bank guard. They
> tell him, "we are being robbed aren't you going to do anything about
> it?"  The man replies "I am not a guard." I am just here to monitor the
> situation" He looks over at the men with guns at says "Yes, it is a
> robbery." Those who monitor coral reefs might appreciate the analogy. Gene
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