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2005 New England Red Tide Media Briefings July 14

July 12, 2005

WHOI:  Shelley Dawicki

508-289-2270   or 508-566-7017 (mobile)

NOAA:  Ben Sherman
202-253-5256 (mobile)

Spring 2005 brought the worst “bloom” of the toxic alga Alexandrium fundyense since a massive outbreak occurred in 1972 in the New England region. Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and scientists from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) will discuss the historic 2005 red tide outbreak in New England, current and future research, and possible implications for the future.

Retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Kerry Healey, Massachusetts Lt. Governor (Boston Briefing Only) James Luyten, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Woods Hole briefing only) Robert Magnien, Director, Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research, NOAA Ocean Service Kevin Chu, Special Assistant, Regional Administrator, NOAA Fishery Service, Northeast Office Donald Anderson, Senior Scientist, Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Director, U.S. National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms

WHEN:   Thursday, July 14, 2005
10:00 a.m. (Boston, MA)
3:00 p.m. (Woods Hole, MA)

10: 00 a.m. Massachusetts State House, Room 157, Boston, MA
3:00 p.m.  Smith Laboratory Conference Room, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
86 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA