If You Think Your Commute Is Bad...

May 15, 1998

If you don't like your commute, consider the scientists on Aquarius -- they have to walk only a few paces to the ultimate home office. Of course, that home is 63 feet below the water!

This June, scientists on the Aquarius, the world's only underwater laboratory, will resume their work studying North America's largest living coral reef system. Teams of scientists from various universities will dive for up to nine hours a day gathering data to help understand and preserve the endangered coral reef system off the Florida Keys.

This underwater research, conducted during the International Year of the Ocean, will be linked to the Internet so that other scientists and students can have a virtual window into the Aquarius.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

May 18 - Sea Grant
Marine Coastal Policy Experts
news conference at
National Press Club
(call Be Sherman
at 202-662-7095 for information)


May-September - EXPO 98:
"Oceans, A Heritage for the Future"
Lisbon,Portugal
Visit the web site at http://www.yoto98.noaa.gov


June 8 - OCEANS DAY

June 11-12 - National Oceans Conference
Monterey, California

July 1-14 - THE GREAT AMERICAN FISH COUNT
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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