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   Date:Tue, 19 Sep 2000 15:47:53 -0600
   From: Paddy Ryan <paddyaryan@aol.com>

Congratulations on your website. I teach Marine Biology at the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Colorado, USA and will be recommending the site to my students. In December this year I intend bringing students to New Zealand and Fiji for a course entitled South Pacific ecosystems. I have put together a rough itinerary and currently intend to visit the Goat Island marine reserve. I would appreciate your permission to put a link to your site  from my personal web page (http://clem.mscd.edu/~ryanp/).
I would also appreciate it if you would consider putting a link to my website fiordlandunderwater which, until your site got so huge, was probably the most comprehensive mairne biology site in New Zealand.
You are wlecome ot use any of my images on your site or in your
Best wishes, and congratulations again on a great site.
Paddy Ryan

Hello to Seafriends frorm room 6 at Hukerenui School.  we found your web site because we are doing a rock pool study.  We really like your web site and found it interesting and useful.  thanks very much from Jeffrey  And  Jethro.  Age 7  Room 6.

Re: Impressed
       Date:Tue, 3 Oct 2000 10:38:43 +0100
      From: "Sherkin Island Marine Station" <sherkinmarine@eircom.net>

Thank you Floor for your email.  It is very encouraging.  Its great to know someone else who is involved in work like us.
Your website is fantastic.  There is so much information and you seem to be involved with so much - where do you get the time?!  We currently have a marine exhibition in Cork City (for two weeks), which my daughter Audrey is running.  She is the person involved with the school visits.  I will certainly get her to look at your site when she gets back as I believe it would be of great benefit to her.
 I hope we can keep in touch and I look forward to reading more of your website, and to future postings.
 Best of luck,   Regards, Matt.

Matt Murphy, Director, Sherkin Island Marine Station, Sherkin Island, Co. Cork, Ireland,

greetings from tirol !
   Date:Fri, 08 Dec 2000 10:42:16 +0100
   From:"Helmut Sieberer" <helmi.s@magnet.at>
dear floor,
sorry for my late respond ! meanwhile i have almost studied your website ! my deep respect for your important work ! it´s holistic, land and sea -soil and water: all belongs together and has influence ... everyone can understand what you tell, it´s not too sientific, also the illustrations and pictures are very helpful ! i wish you joy and energy to carry on !!!
today i go to vienna for three days, we have built a group that is going to work out a concept for permaculture-education in austria, it´s a challenge but we are very engaged and hopeful ...  we also founded a seed-saving group in tirol lately, so good and necessary things are happening and developing, -we are on the way !
kind regards, helmut

Hard copies. Wed, 28 Mar 2001 22:55:33 EST
What luck to come across your web! My browser located it by requesting "facts about soils". We are teaching a variety of natural subjects in our community, but as you pointed out a good compresensive discussion on soils is rare. Is it possible to obtain hard copies of some of your materials including classroom workbooks? I would appreciate any information you might have.Thanks,
John Rhodehamel;volunteer naturalist for the Greene County Parks and Beavercreek Wetlands Assoc.

I love the ocean!
   Date:Sat, 21 Apr 2001 23:08:53 EDT
I was browsing and discovered this site. It makes me very happy to see this in motion. I love the ocean and everything that lies beneath and around it! On the eve of Earth Day, I would like to offer my sincere assistance in any way I can. I live in Wash. State by Puget Sound.
Let me know what is available up here or who to contact. Joyce Murdock

Thanking Mr. Anthoni
   Date:Thu, 26 Apr 2001 15:05:38 EDT   From:Eaibmi@aol.com
Thanks to Floor Anthoni for the superb treatment of "soil: erosion and conservation." Your fresh, creative, but scientifically credible handling of the subject will make good reading for the class I'm teaching on Earth Systems. I'll have my class of senior citizens (it's a lifelong learning course) hook onto your web pages. Please accept my highest regards.  Ed Imhoff, retired geologist (USGS).

Subject:Message for Floor
   Date:Fri, 11 May 2001 20:24:21 +1200
   From:"Chris Slade Taylor" <cronic@ihug.co.nz>
Dear Floor
Seafriends is a truly wonderful website.  I'm glad there are people like you who have the passion to make the knowledge about our unique planet available to the rest of us!
Cheers, Neal and Linda Taylor

Clean Green NZ (www.cleangreennz.com): Sea Friends - In our opinion the best source of information education and inspiration on our marine ecology, with plenty of 'how you can help" sections, plus some of the best online underwater pictures ever - so cool, blimmin brilliant etc.

permission to use a photograph
   Date:Sat, 14 Jul 2001 13:13:27 -0400
   From:"Ernest W. Tollner" <btollner@engr.uga.edu>
 I would like permission to use one of your sketches, soil37.gif, in a text book on natural resources engineering. This diagram highlights the impact energy of a raindrop on bare soil compared to plant foliage very well. I would happily cite you as the source. Thank you very much.
Congratulations on a marvelous site. I am interested in soil conservation education. Your site is complete and well done. I have requested permission from Dr. Anthoni to use an illustration (soil37.gif) in my book on natural resources engineering.
 Ernest W. Tollner Professor and Graduate Coordinator Driftmier Engineering Center
Biol. & Agr. Engineering Dept. University of Georgia, Athens,

Seafriends Webpage
   Date:Wed, 18 Jul 2001 12:40:53 -0700
   From:"Susan E. Eldon" <eldons@mindspring.com>

Hi!  I just wanted to let you know that I am a high school science teacher in the United States.  I just found your site and a truly impressed by the format and the wealth of information at your site!  There is no question I will use it with my students.  Thank you so much for creating a truly excellent educational site!

Sue Eldon Northern High School 117 Tom Wilkinson Rd. Durham, NC 27712

I´m an engineering student at the Federal University of Santa Catarina - Brazil, and I´ve just finished my first subject on oceanography and I´v been a lot interested in it. From physics to boating. .... I´ve been visiting the Seafriends website and I`d like to say it´s very useful for people with a desire to learn, like me.  Leonardo Sanches Lima   etsanches@hotmail.com    Thu, 26 Jul 2001

permission to link - Why are our beaches disappearing
   Date:Mon, 06 Aug 2001 16:21:26 -0700
   From:Ann Shlapobersky <ann@ecb.co.il>
Dear Sir and Madam,
 We are international publishers of English language educational textbooks for primary, secondary and high school students studying English as a foreign language. Our textbooks are used in the classrooms in Israel and several European countries.
 Our internet site is being used as an educational tool and integrates textbook study together with hands-on internet projects for our student readers. Our site also includes a resource section for use by the teachers. We believe that the materials on the 'Why are our beaches disappearing' site will  be of great interest to our students and teachers alike.
 As such we would like to link our educational activities to your site and  would be grateful for your permission to do so. The reference to your site  will guarantee you prolonged exposure to tens of thousands of schoolchildren.
 Your early reply to our request would be greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your assistance.
Sincerely yours, Ann Shlapobersky Webmaster Eric Cohen Books Ltd. Raanana, Israel http://www.ecb.co.il

   Date:Tue, 07 Aug 2001 20:32:49 +0900
Hi again Floor
I have had a quick look at the soil section. That's a fantastic resource! Congratulations are due to you for putting it together. I will look in more detail and comment if necessary. If there is anything specific I can help you with, please feel free to ask.
Tony Boys

Mon, 13 Aug 2001
Hello Dr. Anthoni,
 I came across your web site a while back while I was preparing a course in coastal geomorphology for the Israel Maritime College. I am very impressed, not only by the scope of the site, but also by your dedication and commitment.
 Before teaching the course, I had little exposure to the issues of marine conservation. Today, I find myself more and more drawn to the sea. Unfortunately, among all our other problems here, we are killing the only real asset we have. Beaches are being destroyed to make room for marinas and holiday apartments (mostly built illegally) and the ocean has become a dumping ground for the military and other  industries. Conservationalists are helpless against the millions of dollars put into these projects, as is the Ministry of Environment (which is almost non-existent).
 While teaching, I tried to put some of the spirit of your site into the lectures. I hope I succeeded. If there is anything I can do to help spread the message, please let me know.
 Thank you for the inspiration,
Michael Lazar, Minerva Dead Sea Research Center, Dept. of Geophysics, Tel Aviv University, Israel

Date:Mon, 03 Sep 2001 19:34:10 +1200
   From:"Nicholas Twist" <nt@fastmail.co.nz>

Dear Dr Floor and Maria Anthoni,
I am very impressed with your website, so much work... It is obvious you are passionate about these issues, conservation and education. I have  been to Goat Island many years ago as a kid with a family friend, a man  named "Choat". We called it Jellyfish Island and had the stings to prove it! . . . . . . . Well, I hope to visit your centre soon, it sounds nice. Kindest Regards, Nicholas

Date:Tue, 11 Sep 2001 20:04:21 +0800
   From:"Collingwood, Glen (XSSC SGP)" <Collingwood.Glen@xssc.sgp.xerox.com>
I'd just like to write a few words of encouragement for your very informative site. I have often visited your site to read the seemingly endless information available. <followed by a long letter>

   Date:Thu, 20 Sep 2001 10:35:22 -0700
   From:John Huseby <jhuseby@plaza.ds.adp.com>
Just happened to come across your site while searching for some information on an isotope.  I have just started reading your information, but you have certainly done a nice job on distilling and presenting the periodic table data.  I will be spending some time on your site.  Just wanted to say thanks.  John Huseby

   Date:Wed, 24 Oct 2001 00:07:11 -0700
Wow, I am truly impressed by you and your endeavors!  I've been reading articles and searching your website and I totally want to meet you and participate in these crazy conservation strategies and ideas that Seafriends is creating.
Sincerely, Brandon Perkins, Ph 253-756-1703
3223 6th ave #1, Tacoma, WA 98406, USA   beeperkins@hotmail.com

Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2001 08:40:48 -0500
   From: PATRICIA /GERRY BOSH <PATRICIA-GERRY@worldnet.att.net>
Thank you for the excellent soil data.  I am writing science curriculum guides in Columbus, Ohio, USA and was becoming frustrated with the lack of data which is available.  I can now begin my review.  In true appreciation for your website, Patricia Bosh

Copyrights on seafriens.org
   Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 15:49:58 +0100 (MET)
   From: Haavard Holm <hholm@marin.ntnu.no>
Dr J Floor Anthoni,
At our university we have a project to build a knowledge base in marine technology. The material is to be used by students as exercises or as preparation to a lecture.    I have seen some of your pages on seafriends.org, and some fit very well into our system. I wonder if it is ok for you that we use some of the text and pictures(with reference to you) in our system ?
 Regards, Haavard Holm; Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim

Date:Tue, 18 Dec 2001 20:51:43 EST
   From: LNTMJV@aol.com
 You provide an excellent description of soil structure that is enhanced with clear diagrams. As a student, I
found this extremely helpful!

   Date:Wed, 23 Jan 2002 15:57:18 +1300
   From:Bill Lee <BLee@northland.ac.nz>
We  directed our last year's students to your site as a great way to get an overview of soil formation and use.  Many students missed out because of no internet access or limited time for access. I would like to give them a printed copy this year.  There will be no editing and seafriends will be acknowledged as the copyright owners.  Do you have any specific requirements?
Bill Lee, Diploma of Sustainable Rural Development, Northland Polytechnic

   Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 19:21:37 +0100
   From: "Pierre Courty" <pcourty@wanadoo.fr>
I found your web site by chance and mainly the part on the underwater photography. Your course is very complete on all the aspects. Marvelous. I developed a web site for the beginner on the underwater photography to promote its technique. For instance it's in French and in one month in English ( http://perso.wanadoo.fr/pcourty/ ) I put a link on my website because your site is wonderful. Thank you and continu
Best regards, Pierre Courty

printing ...
   Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 15:45:45 -0300 (BRT)
   From: Valdir Innocentini <valdir@cptec.inpe.br>
Dear Dr. Anthoni,
My congratulations for your work ... the texts are amazing, and very good quality. I recommended to all my students. We have some problems in printing, perhaps you can help. The problem is that some figures, when they are on the bottom of the page, are cut off.  Do you have some solution? Perhaps you have the archives on pdf? We are trying to print directly from the navigator.
Thanks, and congratulation again.  Valdir Innocentini ,Pesquisador,  Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais
Dear Valdir, to my knowledge, all modern browsers have this problem and only a very old one, originally Netscape Gold, does it correctly.