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Oceans Day 2000

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Gene Shinn, Edwin Moore, Lisa Robbins
Gene Shinn (left) and Lisa Robbins (right) meet with Edwin Moore (center), President and CEO of the Biscayne Bay Foundation during Oceans Day 2000.
Lisa Robbins, Gene Shinn, and Dennis Krohn participated in Oceans Day 2000, held in the rotunda of the Florida State Capital in Tallahassee on March 14th.

John Ogden of the Florida Institute of Oceanography in St. Petersburg organized Oceans Day 2000 to showcase ocean research conducted by an alliance of Florida universities and research institutions, including our neighbors at the University of South Florida (Tampa and St. Pete) and the Mote Marine Laboratory (Sarasota). This year for the first time, the pool was expanded to include private universities, such as the Florida Institute of Technology, and Federal representation from the USGS.

USGS Oceans Day 2000 Exhibit
Gene Shinn (left) and Lisa Robbins (right) in front of the USGS exhibit at the Capitol Rotunda in Tallahassee, Florida, for Oceans Day 2000.

Our exhibit focused on coral research conducted at the St. Petersburg Field Center. The exhibit was well received and people particularly liked talking to Gene who had conducted much of the research.

We were pleased to learn that representatives attending from utility industries and private research foundations were quite knowledgeable about some of the complex issues the Coastal and Marine Geology Program is studying and were supportive of our efforts. On the return flight, we had a good viewing of atmospheric dust— Gene Shinn's current scientific interest—which wrapped up a good day.

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