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Daily Dispatches from Hawaii

February 24, 2006

Several hundred WHOI scientists and engineers will join the nearly 3,500 researchers at  Ocean Sciences 2006, jointly sponsored by the American Geophysical Union, American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, The Oceanography Society, and the Estuarine Research Federation. Starting February 20, visit the link below for daily dispatches from Honolulu.  Among the topics WHOI scientists and engineers will discuss are: radiocarbon dating, oceans and human health, climate change, hydrothermal vents, ocean circulation, fisheries, harmful algal blooms, gliders and other new instruments, and ocean observing systems. Other highlights include news on HabCam, a towed digital mapping camera system to collect, process and classify high resolution images of fish populations and the sea floor; microbes that eat only rock; environmental pollution since the Industrial Revolution; and  how the organism that causes Legionnaire’s disease survives in salt water.  Results from major projects like VERTIGO and EDDIES will also be discussed during the week.