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Old 13-10-2006, 03:29   #1
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Census of Marine Life, Census of Coral Reefs Expediton to French Frigate Shoals

Scientists have recently embarked on an expedition to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands to catalog the smaller forms of reef life. The research cruise left on October 8th bound for the French Frigate Shoals aboard the NOAA ship Oscar Elton Sette. The species being tallied are near the bottom of the food chain—worms, slugs, miniature crabs, microbes and algae—and understanding them is crucial to understanding what is going on in the greater reef system. Changes in the numbers or distribution of these animals can serve as an indicator of reef health. This expedition is part of the international Census of Marine Life. To track the expedition, visit www.hawaiianatolls.org and the findings will be posted at www.creefs.org.
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