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Lectures on African Dust

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Between October 18 and 30, Gene Shinn (St. Petersburg) gave lectures on the health effects of African dust at Rice University (Houston) and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (Colorado Springs). Gene organized and chaired a USGS symposium on dust for a meeting of the American Association of Public Health held in Atlanta. Gene and Dale Griffin (USGS, St. Petersburg), Geoffrey Plumlee, Mark Bultman, and Gregory Meeker (USGS, Denver) gave dust-related presentations at the meeting. Gene and Dale then traveled to Research Triangle Park in North Carolina, where they made a teleconferenced presentation to the Long Distance Transport Group of the Environmental Protection Agency.

On November 6, PBS broadcast a video of Gene and Alan Alda of M*A*S*H fame on Alan's "Scientific American Frontiers" show. The video concerned the effects of dust on Caribbean coral reefs. Also in November, Gene made presentations on the environmental effects of dust to students at the University of South Florida Marine Science Center, to researchers at NOAA's National Marine Fisheries office, and to a public and academic audience at the Miami Aquarium Society.

Related Web Sites
Coral Mortality & African Dust Project
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
The Effects of Globally Transported African and Asian Dust on Coral Reef and Human Health
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) online video documentary

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