Re: reply

Bob Johannes (bobjoh at
Wed, 25 Sep 1996 06:57:09 +1000 (EST)

I'll let you know if I come up with useful material on disturbing grouper.
I'm presently involved in producing a 40-50,000 word final report on a
three year study of the spawning aggregations of three species of groupers
in Palau.

These days I'm working as a consultant, having freed myself from a
suffocating government job 3 years ago. I do a lot of work for the Nature
Conservancy and am sorry to hear about their representatives statement
which apparently concludes that more spawning means more local recruitment,
which is, of course, dubious in fish which such long pelagic larval stages.
I you mail me his/her statement and I find it wanting I'll let his bosses
know about it (gently).

Cheers, Bob