January 2009 E-Current
|In this Issue: Support the Mariana Trench Monument • Sustainable Sushi Guide • Macro Photography|
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E-Current Photo Contest Winner
Happy New Year! And hearty congratulations to our first E-Current Photo contest winner, Jeremy Ellis. His image of a lone stingray on Grand Cayman really captures the quiet beauty of our spectacular underwater world. Jeremy’s stingray photo is now available as desktop wallpaper, so log on to www.coral.org/wallpaper and download the image today.
In recognition of Jeremy's prowess with an underwater camera, CORAL will be sending him a copy of Reef, a stunning photography book featuring coral reef images. To win your own copy of Reef, enter your favorite underwater photo in CORAL's E-Current Photo Contest; the next deadline is February 15, 2009.
Thanks to all of our members who emailed President Bush to show support for the Mariana Trench National Marine Monument. The results of our advocacy campaign are described below. In this edition of E-Current Photo, we announce the Monterey Bay Aquarium's newest Seafood Watch card, and CORAL donor, photographer, and columnist Jeff Yonover gets up close and personal with some pygmy seahorses.
As you start making New Year's resolutions, remember to keep the protection of our environment at the top of your list. We remain optimistic about our ability to build healthy coral reef communities around the world, and look forward to sharing our progress in 2009 with our loyal CORAL community.
* Photo Credits and Notes:
Banner Photo: Elegant Squat Lobster (Allogalathea elegans), Raja Ampat
Photographer: Jeff Yonover
Left Side Photo: Common Lionfish (Pteros volitans), Hawaii
Photographer: Steve Turek