Coral Health and Monitoring Program, Ocean Chemistry Division, Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, OAR, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce

Data Center Description
The purpose of the Coral-List list-server is to provide a forum for Internet discussions and announcements among coral health researchers pertaining to coral reef health and monitoring throughout the world. The list is primarily for use by coral health researchers and scientists. Currently, over 2000 researchers are subscribed to the list. Appropriate subjects for discussion might include:
# bleaching events
# outbreaks of coral diseases
# high predation on coral reefs
# environmental monitoring sites
# incidences of coral spawnings
# shipwrecks on reefs
# international meetings and symposia
# funding opportunities
# marine sanctuary news
# new coral-related publications
# announcements of college courses in coral reef ecology
# coral research initiatives
# new and historical data availability
# controversial topics in coral reef ecology
# recent reports on coral research

Messages with solicitations of a commercial or political nature, inflamatory commentary and other messages not appropriate for the coral-list venue will not be approved for posting; these are messages categorized as follows:

the pursuit of private commercial business activities or profit-making ventures

- matters directed toward the success or failure of a political party, candidate for partisan political office, or partisan political group
- prohibited direct or indirect lobbying
- use of Internet sites that result in an additional charge to the Government
- engaging in prohibited discriminatory conduct
- the obtaining or viewing of sexually explicit material
- any activity that would bring discredit on the Department of Commerce
- any violation of statute or regulation.

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