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October 2014 Issue

25 Years Ago 1989.The California Space Institute at Scripps Institution of Oceanography was designated to lead one of the first space grant consortia. The institute program was set up to develop college courses and increase educational resources in space-related sciences. ... RSI Research (Sydney, Canada) announced the availability of the smallest light-weight camera system for recreational and light commercial marine applications. The underwater robot weighed 18 pounds. ... In a study, NOAA scientists found that the ocean may account for only a modest amount of the nitrous oxide put into the atmosphere each year and that it is not a major source of greenhouse gas as was previously reported.


15 Years Ago 1999. A new forecasting method, called Super Ensemble, was developed by Florida State University meteorologists that showed potential for more accurately predicting hurricanes. ... The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Inc. honored RAdm. Evelyn J. Fields, NOAA Corps, with the prestigious Ralph M. Metcalfe Health, Education and Science Award. Fields was also the recipient of the Award of Excellence from the Black Women’s Agenda. ... Ten Navy students began classes at the University of Mississippi Department of Marine Science’s new graduate degree program in hydrographic science.


10 Years Ago 2004. NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service published final regulations implementing the International Dolphin Conservation Program Act. Tuna tracking and verification processing were improved. ... A study showed that artificially warming the seawater by 3.5° C in a California bay had dramatic effects on 150 species of seaweeds and animals. ... Scientists discovered the ability to detect a phytoplankton bloom in its early stages by looking at its red glow in sunlight using instruments aboard NASA satellites. Early prediction can warn fishermen about
developing cases of red tide.


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