Journey with NURP and NMFS as they investigate deep
corals in the Aleutians
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July 24-August 8, 2004
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Journey with NURP and NMFS while they investigate the corals
of the Aleutian Seas on alaskascienceoutreach.com
Alaska Science Outreach invites you to come along as scientists
take Aleutian deep-sea coral research to new depths. To understand
the mysterious and beautiful world of Alaska's corals and help document
the threats facing them, scientists will use the remotely operated
vehicle Jason II to document coral habitat at previously unexplored
depths along the Aleutian chain.
The cruise is part of an ambitious multi-agency effort to create
a comprehensive map of Aleutian coral life.
Alaska Science Outreach science writer Sonya Senkowsky will post
regular multimedia updates from the mission at www.alaskascienceoutreach.com.
Partner agencies/institutions with researchers aboard are encouraged
to link to the site, and/or republish/distribute materials or excerpts
from the site. Audio files/high-resolution images will be made available
as conditions at sea permit.
Updates will be posted between July 24 and August 8 -- again, as
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2004 Jason II mission is funded by the West Coast and Polar
Regions Undersea Research Center, one of six regional centers in
NOAA's Undersea Research Program. The 2004 cruise is one piece
of a multi-year, ongoing study funded by the North Pacific Research
Board and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries,
with support from the University of Alaska Fairbanks and the Alaska
Department of Fish & Game.
Name: Jennifer Reynolds
Tel: (907) 474-5871