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November 2017 Issue

25 Years Ago 1997. Coral reef repair was underway in Puerto Rico after a freighter ran aground and damaged the coral. Repair was a cooperation between NOAA, Puerto Rico and Rama Shipping of Thailand. … NASA was testing an unmanned robotic submersible to help with recovering spent space shuttle rocket boosters, to drain them of water and restore their ability to float. … A UUV and mine warfare systems article noted that Northrop Grumman had participated in the German Navy’s MJ 2000 surface ship mine-hunting development that used unmanned surface ships towing underwater vehicles containing mine-detection sonars.

15 Years Ago 2002. A UN Environment Programme report detailed the global threat to coastal populations and the environment from untreated sewage discharges and identified coastal habitats, fisheries, marine wildlife and the people of the Asian, northwest Pacific and West African sea regions as most threatened. … The U.S. Coast Guard issued one of the first approvals of LED-based marine lights with acceptance of the Carmanah 700 series solar-powered LED. … Australia designated the largest-to-date marine reserve at the Heard Island and McDonald Islands, a 65,000-sq. km area around an uninhabited island group near the Antarctic Circle and between Australia and South Africa in the southern Indian Ocean.

10 Years Ago 2007. A lost WWII submarine, Wahoo, was located after a decade of international work, including video provided by the Russian Navy, electronic surveys sponsored by the Russia-based Sakhalin Energy Investment Corp. and sponsorship by the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park in Hawaii. … Researchers at Stanford identified Zebrafish as a candidate for study of sleep in fish and narcolepsy in humans. … A species of kelp presumed extinct was discovered near the Galapagos Islands using a mathematical model to predict likely habitats based on light, depth, nutrients and satellite information.


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