SB Co-founder Dr. Jeremy Jackson was the second author, of eleven co-authors, of an essay last week (March 18) in Science seeking to call more attention to the decline of Florida's coral reefs by presenting the simple statement of the situation: "Florida's reefs are well over halfway towards ecological extinction ... Large predatory fishes continue to decrease, reefs are increasingly dominated by seaweed and alarming diseases have emerged." This is all consistent with our lenticular coral reef images. But a number of scientists are hard at work on letters to the editor of Science to voice their objection to what they see as over-simplifications, misplaced priorities and
misstatements of fact in the essay. Stay tuned.
Florida Coral Reefs: Check 'em out while they last.Posted by Randy Olson at April 4, 2005 02:48 AM