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Recent Meetings Attended by USGS Scientists Studying Deep-Water Corals

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Kathy Scanlon, of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Science Center, attended the Oculina Closed Area and Deepwater Coral Researcher Workshop, sponsored by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council, at Cape Canaveral, FL, August 31-September 3, 2004. The main goals of the workshop were to develop research and monitoring plans for (1) the Oculina Experimental Closed Area, a deep-water coral habitat off east-central Florida; and (2) deep-water coral and associated habitat off the Southeastern United States, in general. The meeting was cut short when attendees were evacuated in preparation for Hurricane Frances. Plans are being made to finish the workshop at a later date.

Page Valentine, also of the USGS Woods Hole Science Center, attended the Deep-Sea Fisheries: Ecology, Economics, and Conservation symposium sponsored by the Ocean Life Institute of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, MA, September 12-14, 2004. With coauthor Vince Guida, of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s National Marine Fisheries Service laboratory at Sandy Hook, NJ, Page presented a poster entitled "Long-Term Changes in Canyon-Rim Fisheries Habitats: Deep-Sea Corals That Survive Trawling." In addition to an international group of research scientists, the symposium featured speakers from the fishing industry, conservation organizations, and government policymakers. Working groups met to discuss research and outreach needs and priorities. Other attendees from the USGS Woods Hole Science Center were Kathy Scanlon, Julia Knisel, and Chris Polloni.

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