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  1. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    They got my love........Let's keep the reefs of the world alive guys. Please donate if you can.

    Peace.......John.
     
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    <p style="font-size: 18pt; color: navy; text-align: left;"><span> <span><strong> <span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-3qKrzQTgmbXLg%403804482-iSILRKbqxYzbg" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/logoportal.jpg" style="float: left;" width="139" height="127"></a></span></strong></span></span><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;

    Planetary Coral Reef Foundation </strong></p>
    <p style="font-size: 18pt; color: navy;"><strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    December 2008 Newsletter</strong><span><span style="font-family: &quot;New Times Roman IMT&quot;; color: navy;"><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-KwK0jOjrRXtZc%403804483-S1i0s0aAlHjZE" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/crew08.jpg" style="float: right;" width="273" height="279"></a></span></span></p>
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    </strong><strong> <span> &nbsp;</span><span>Happy Holidays!</span></strong></p>
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    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">From all of us at PCRF, we wish you a joyous holiday season
    and New Year! As 2008 draws to a close, we send our profound thanks for your support and are excited to share all the
    progress you have made possible.<span> <em>(Photo to the right: crew of SV Infinity - July
    2008.)</em></span>&nbsp;</p>

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    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;"><strong>PCRF Embarks on Marine Conservation </strong></p>
    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;"><strong>Initiatives in </strong> <strong>Indonesia</strong><span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-d11c393VJVJpE%403804484-XT7icRMYoOdU%2e" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/beach.jpg" style="float: left;" width="222" height="162"></a></span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<wbr>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
    <span><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p>
    <p style="color: navy;"><span><br> We are pleased to report that PCRF has been
    invited to carry out marine conservation work in the </span> <span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-7X2RrYw598Ggs%403804484-L7R2CZVX.FUzU" target="_blank">Anambas</a></span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-S.0l.XnDCL9lg%403804484-OQXxw.YP9ZCp%2e" target="_blank"> </a> <span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-HGdQreTAUmppY%403804484-.TTIOgKGpBV8c" target="_blank">Islands</a> of Indonesia</span>.<span>&nbsp; </span><span>Located in the South China Sea,
    approximately 150 nautical miles from Singapore, these islands are remote and unknown except for their proximity to
    valuable oil reserves which are being tapped by international companies. </span></p>

    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Overfishing and dynamite fishing are posing enormous
    threats to marine life in the </span> <span> Anambas</span> <span> Islands</span>.<span>&nbsp; </span><span>The indigenous peoples inhabiting these
    islands live simply - most live in houses on stilts over the water, and many have little or no electricity.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>They depend largely on the marine
    environment for their food and livelihood.</span><span>&nbsp; </span> <span>Preserving the reefs is a matter of survival for them. </span> <span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-4uQRf4S0r8f0.%403804485-/ZKY.QqG/vm6c" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/UWswimthru.jpg" style="float: right;" width="169" height="263"></a></span></p>

    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>At the invitation of the "King of Banda,"
    Pak Des Alwi, we also returned to </span> <span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-d/cv4.9b8fJaY%403804485-L44j8m9xuR0tg" target="_blank">Banda Island</a></span><span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-n4NYQNAtIB0Ok%403804485-yDalDYLlfq5oE" target="_blank">, Indonesia</a></span><span> to
    discuss a strategy for establishing the island as a World Heritage Site.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>Banda's rich history and spectacular underwater landscapes (dense
    schools of black snapper, full sized groupers, turtles, mandarin fish and glorious corals and sea fans) make this an
    especially unique opportunity.</span><span>&nbsp; </span></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>In support of these initiatives, </span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-1N9zJsOjJFvbA%403804486-QO/dh3bma7pmE" target="_blank">Raffles Marina</a><span> and friends
    in Singapore again hosted the crew of <em>SV Infinity</em> in August and pledged to support our efforts to expand
    PCRF's work in Southeast Asia</span>.<span>&nbsp; </span><span>We will be returning in the New Year to develop a marine conservation and community outreach program in
    the </span> <span>Anambas</span> <span> Islands</span><span> that will
    include reef restoration and protected areas, fisheries and wastewater management as well as the preservation of
    endangered species such as sea turtles.</span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p>

    <p style="color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;"><strong>Coral Reef Monitoring Update </strong></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-EfiPtTdSf6vhE%403804487-pdUK3QkrS.oF2" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/reefraised.jpg" style="float: left;" width="273" height="160"></a></span><span>PCRF trained 12 new apprentices in coral reef research and monitored
    reefs in two critical locations this year. Our first study site was in the </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-hO4D/l9hN/Tgk%403804488-vwrJ/v4nBPUSY" target="_blank">Solomon Islands</a>.<span>&nbsp; </span><span>We returned to a place we have studied
    three times before because we wanted to assess the impact of the April 2007 earthquake and tsunami on the reefs
    there.</span><span>&nbsp; </span> <span>Sadly, we discovered
    the reefs in the Solomon Islands suffered significant devastation which is directly affecting the lives of the island
    peoples, many of whom make their livelihood from the reefs. <em><span>(Photo to the left: exposed reef due
    to the 2007 tsunami.)</span></em></span></p>

    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>PCRF is the only organization that has extensive
    previous data from this specific location, and therefore scientists and conservationists have a keen interest in our
    studies. We presented our results at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Florida in July. As with all our data, we
    have also posted our </span> <span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-gost8gP3tY8wo%403804489-SAhFxt1g6qJk6" target="_blank">Solomon Islands</a></span><span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-GE6L0fqHGvw8c%403804489-ILRYWiUNYQN1U" target="_blank"> studies</a> online free of
    charge to encourage collaboration and direct environmental action.</span></p>
    <p>&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="text-align: center; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;"><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-5dT2TGEvkDl0Y%403804490-xY1I1mzy35m62" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/ICRS2-08.jpg" width="238" height="171"></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-9GgqFa7TS8Cpc%403804491-BkFXZIM3EDRB2" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/ICRS1-08.jpg" width="242" height="171"></a>&nbsp; <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-2mBYHaWFVquHE%403804492-/5C80hVIY22oc" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/ICRS3-08.jpg" width="224" height="170"></a></p>

    <p style="text-align: center;"><span><span>PCRF Graduates: </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-piAEY0x2zwVGY%403804491-6sixEqCXJySio" target="_blank">Lindsey Feldman</a><span>,
    </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-guu4CrEnjXNIM%403804490-8bPLV0oX5HC3%2e" target="_blank">Katie Olds</a><span>
    and </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-mBXh0JQnDevKQ%403804492-pWOu0kOP/NBkw" target="_blank">Tanya Ribakoff</a><span> delivering posters at the International Coral Reef Symposium in Florida</span></span><span></span></p>
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    <p style="color: navy;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Arial IMT&quot;;"><span> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/renggis61.jpg" style="float: right;" width="162" height="140"></span></span></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Our second study took place off the coast of </span>
    <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-YjIOScWYyOY/w%403804493-roqsqK3K79UmQ" target="_blank">Tioman Island </a><span>in
    Malaysia</span>.<span>&nbsp; </span><span>We returned there to
    investigate the impact of increased tourism and development on the health of the reefs since our previous studies in 2001
    and 2006. Unfortunately, our data confirmed that rapidly expanding tourism in the area has adversely affected these reefs
    and they are at serious risk.</span><span><span>&nbsp; </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-JPawqTrBW0Lxw%403804494-eNoBDGFvZwfJA" target="_blank">Click here </a> <span>to see the results of the studies.</span></span></p>

    <p style="color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;"><strong>National Geographic Book Highlights PCRF's </strong>
    <strong>Phoenix Islands</strong><strong> Study</strong></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>National Geographic tells the story of PCRF's
    discovery of massive coral mortality in the Phoenix Islands due to global warming in their recently released book for
    schoolchildren called Animals on the Edge.</span><span>&nbsp; </span> <span>You can order the book at your local bookstore or online at National Geographic Books. </span></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>

    <p style="font-size: 1pt; text-align: justify; color: navy;">4</p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-z63MlhW5tIKS.%403804495-U7L7zFYaC/XmU" target="_blank"> <img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/orlaminke.jpg" style="float: left;" width="212" height="152"></a></span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-7rRSDEBeoZiB.%403804496-VQ7CTd2mTbc9s" target="_blank">Studio of the Sea's</a><span> mission
    is to produce films about the state of our oceans, the beauty and decline of coral reefs and the life of island cultures
    around the world. We urge you to take a moment to screen our latest film, </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-hRal0co3lTgnE%403804495-kz3YBfohZJ1gA" target="_blank">Whaling Wall</a><span>,
    featuring dwarf minke whales off the Great Barrier Reef in Australia who were extraordinarily friendly even though
    whaling continues around the world. (Just this year, the International Whaling Commission agreed that 1,052 minke whales
    could be taken by Norwegian whalers and 750 minke whales by the Japanese.)</span></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;<span style="font-family: &quot;Arial IMT&quot;;"><span><span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-nP1VmsrzJpEEg%403804497-/TwXLL2jMBjlU" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/dancegauawater.jpg" style="float: right;" width="216" height="158"></a></span></span></span></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>One of the highlights of the last year was a visit
    to Waterfall</span> <span> Bay in Vanuatu where the women create an enchanting musical celebration with
    water. </span> <span>&nbsp;</span><span>You can watch their
    performance online in </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-9.cWBFIvn6wXc%403804497-0VRjsMGey1FXc" target="_blank">Gaua Water Music</a><span>, one of two Studio of the Sea films recently selected for the
    Expo Zaragoza 2008 Water Sustainability Event in Spain. During the coming year, we will be producing more films about
    ocean wonders and challenges.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>In an effort to reach as many people as possible, we will also expand our distribution to wider audiences
    on sites such as YouTube where we have recently posted six of our films.</span><span>&nbsp; </span></p>

    <p><span><br></span> <span><strong>Join the Voyage with PCRF in
    Google Earth!</strong></span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-E.SnSGd6VhEHU%403804498-ojcVOEs2T9irU" target="_blank"><span><img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/earthscreen.jpg" style="float: left;" width="160" height="172"></span></a></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>You can now journey with Google Earth to all of our
    expedition and coral reef monitoring sites thanks to the efforts of Stanford University graduate and PCRF Research
    Associate Kitty Currier.</span><span>&nbsp; Please </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-/7mmSR/sDCBiA%403804498-Mzp7WK9s/hsPk" target="_blank">click here</a><span> to visit this
    Google Earth-Ocean demonstration project and embark on a virtual odyssey through the oceans of the world with PCRF!
    </span></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Kitty's exceptional work was recently recognized
    by Google Earth Outreach when they awarded PCRF a grant to use their software to develop a geo-referenced program
    illustrating our data from 49 reef studies.</span><span>&nbsp; Digital Globe
    also awarded PCRF Quickbird Imagery in support of this program. </span> <span>Included in this
    demonstration project will be the 360 degree imagery of reefs we filmed using </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-X/pYZN8Acwc2o%403804499-UnQFszH93sqlc" target="_blank">Immersive Media</a>'<span>s
    special 11 lens camera as well as our </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-QJLODBzdrK9tU%403804500-.Ak.0CmlTiClk" target="_blank">Studio
    of the Sea</a><span> films.</span></p>

    <p style="color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;"><strong>PCRF Launches Capital Campaign for New Research
    Vessel</strong></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>Our two year charter of the <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-YvkYtlEpt6HnQ%403804501-/1kKC.mYEHP5%2e" target="_blank"> <em>SV Infinity</em> </a>was successfully completed in
    September and we returned the boat to its owner in Thailand</span>.<span>&nbsp;
    </span><span>We are now actively searching for a new vessel to continue our work at sea and have embarked
    on a capital campaign to secure a boat that PCRF will finally own! We welcome your participation in this campaign in any
    way and at any level.</span><span>&nbsp; </span> <span>If you
    would like to join us in our efforts to locate and secure a new boat, please contact </span> <a href="mailto:laser@pcrf.org" target="_blank">Mark Van Thillo</a><span>.</span></p>

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    <p style="color: navy; text-align: center;"><span><a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-OuySbzekQIHyc%403804502-6102L03FUF3/w" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://www.pcrf.org/Newsletter2008/slide19.jpg" width="351" height="191"></a></span>&nbsp;</p>
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    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;">&nbsp;</p>
    <p style="font-size: 14pt; color: navy;"><strong>Support PCRF&nbsp; - Help Us Make a Difference and Save
    Coral Reefs!</strong></p>
    <p style="text-align: justify;"><span>You can make a difference in the future of coral
    reefs by making a tax-deductible gift to PCRF today.</span><span> </span><span>Your contribution will help us establish our marine conservation programs in Indonesia, acquire our new
    research vessel, expand our innovative research, education and outreach efforts and bring people together to preserve the
    world's coral reefs.</span></p>

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    <span style="text-decoration: none;"> Click Here to Donate
    Now!</span></a></strong></span></span><br></p>
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    <p style="text-align: center;"><span>
    <span><strong><span>Thank you again for your generous support!<br> Please continue
    to </span> <a href="http://m1e.net/c?92628130-m2wApsQtMiDEY%403804502-4VyPAiqa59xPs" target="_blank"><em>Join the
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    <p style="color: navy; text-align: center;"> &nbsp;</p>
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    <p style="text-align: center;"><span><br></span><span><span>PCRF is a non-profit,
    501(c) (3) organization<br></span> <span>P.O. Box 201</span><span><br>
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  7. missionsix

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    Glad to be a part of it. I would encourage others to consider it also. Good stuff........:)


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    juliew Coral Banded Shrimp

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    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Here is an excellent way to support a great cause. Of all the people out there, we are among a group of people that understand reef ecosystems (and the danger presented to them) the most. Let's get on board and help out. Thanks friends.
     
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    I'm in. I hope my few bucks helps. :beer:
     
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  12. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    You rock! Send me a PM with a copy of the receipt for your donation and I will set you up. :)
     
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