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Goodbye and Welcome—a Change in the Sound Waves Staff

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The Sound Waves staff bids a fond farewell to Becky Deusser and extends a warm welcome to her successor, Ellen Mecray, as Contributing Editor to Sound Waves from the Woods Hole Field Center (WHFC).

As noted in the previous article, Becky will leave the USGS to begin graduate school this fall. Becky has served as WHFC's Contributing Editor to Sound Waves since December 2001. Her crisp editing and ability to round up articles from busy scientists have been a boon to the monthly newsletter.

Ellen Mecray will take over as WHFC's Contributing Editor starting with the next (October) issue. Ellen's work on Sound Waves will be on top of her considerable duties at WHFC, which she joined in 1997 as an operational oceanographer. In addition to conducting sediment geochemistry studies in Long Island Sound and the New York Bight, Ellen is the WHFC's lab manager, overseeing the budget for all the center's labs, such as the geochemistry lab, the sediment lab, and the GHASTLI (Gas Hydrate and Sediment Test Laboratory Instrument) lab. Ellen is also the WHFC's Chemical Hygiene Officer, and she served for 4 months last summer as the center's Acting Assistant Chief Scientist. Last winter, she also took on the task of developing a collaborative operational plan for all of the Coastal and Marine Geology Program's labs. Ellen's high energy and organizational skills will be of great value to Sound Waves.

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Woods Hole Field Center
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Woods Hole, MA

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