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Five Researchers Die in Boating Accident

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Science  07 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5463, pp. 23
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5463.23a

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A spring-break research trip ended last week in a disaster that left the tight-knit world of professional ecologists mourning the loss of five of its own. The scientists--two Americans from the University of California, Davis, and two Japanese from Kyoto University--died after their boat capsized in high seas off Baja, Mexico. A third Japanese scientist was missing and presumed dead as Science went to press.