DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea PASSES: 110 YES to 4 NO

BIOSCI Administrator biosci-help at
Wed Dec 6 17:53:07 EST 1995

I am pleased to announce that the proposal to create the mailing list
& newsgroup

DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea  (moderated)

passed by a vote of 110 YES to 4 NO.  We will proceed to register and
establish this moderated newsgroup as soon as possible.

E-mail users, please do not request subscriptions until you see an
announcement in this forum that the group is ready for operation.


				Dave Kristofferson
				BIOSCI/bionet Manager

				biosci-help at

Proposal to estabish DEEPSEA/bionet.biology.deepsea  (moderated)

Proposed USENET name:       bionet.biology.deepsea

Status:			    Moderated

One Line description:       
		Research in deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology

Proposed moderation address: deepsea-moderator at
                             (bionet-biology-deepsea at will
                              be an alias for deepsea-moderator at

Moderator:                  Andrew Grant McArthur
                            University of Victoria                            

Proposed mailing list name: DEEPSEA

Proposed e-mail addresses:  deepsea at
                            deepsea at

Proposal for moving the mailing list DEEPSEA to the BIONET:

The DEEPSEA mailing list (hosted by the University of Victoria) has
been in operation for over four years, has a membership exceeding 650
researchers, and has subscriptions from over 35 countries. Frequent
uses of DEEPSEA have included searches for specialist literature or
opinion, specimen exchange, technical discussions, and general
discussions about deep-sea marine biology, oceanography, and geology.
Geologists and oceanographers have been most welcome, but nearly all
of DEEPSEA's subscribers are biologists interested in biological
aspects of the deep-sea.  DEEPSEA is not associated with any
professional society.  I will be leaving the University of Victoria in
the next year so DEEPSEA requires a stable host network and good
archiving systems.  BIONET has these resources.  Additionally, I hope
that the inclusion of DEEPSEA on the USENET will result in additional
subscriptions and discussions.  I agree to continue as moderator once
our mailing list is moved to the BIONET.  DEEPSEA would like status as
a full-fledged BIONET newsgroup.
Andrew Grant McArthur
Department of Biology
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700
Victoria, British Columbia
Canada, V8W 2Y2
Telephone: (604) 656-8146
Fax:       (604) 656-8148
Email: amcarthu at

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