Making a routine purchase on Leisure Pro (I go through EPIC amounts of Aquaseal – it’s the duct tape of underwater research!), a little box popped up. It asked me to make a donation to save the coral reefs because they were in danger blah blah blah tune out. I almost always ignore these, since a) I hate being accosted; b) I hate getting on yet more greenie junk mail lists; and c) I don’t like to give to charities with which I am unfamiliar.
But this particular organization WASN’T unfamiliar – it was Coral Reef Alliance. And I know all about Coral Reef Alliance, because I’ve been reading Rick MacPherson’s blog for around two years now. Because of Rick, I trust Coral Reef Alliance to put my pitifully small grad student donation to good use.
So Coral Reef Alliance got a very tiny amount of money because of Rick’s blog, I got some discounted Aquaseal, and we all feel extremely warm and fuzzy. Ocean blogging community group hug!