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Academy Panel Backs Sea-Floor Observatories

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Science  28 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5479, pp. 522
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5479.522a

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An expert panel last week strongly endorsed a network of remotely operated sea-floor observatories to monitor everything from water chemistry to bacteria. The backing may help ocean researchers win a boost in next year's budget proposal now being crafted by the outgoing Clinton Administration.