[Coral-List] The GBR is in trouble, but not dead

Jim Bohnsack - NOAA Federal jim.bohnsack at noaa.gov
Mon Mar 27 13:02:53 EDT 2017

Good comments Esther.  Aldo Leopold talked about "system" health before the
word "ecosystem" was coined, but his definition and wisdom still apply.

*"H*ealth is defined as the ability for self-renewal"
"Conservation is the effort to understand and promote the capacity for
The role of science is to understand the conditions necessary for self-renewal
and the
role of management is to use science to create conditions that promote
                                Aldo Leopold 1949.

Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Well!
“All ethics so far evolved rest on a single premise: that the
individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts.”

  Aldo Leopold.

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