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U.S. Oceans Chief Leaves a Mixed Legacy in His 7-Year Wake

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Science  03 Oct 2008:
Vol. 322, Issue 5898, pp. 31
DOI: 10.1126/science.322.5898.31a

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Last week, former Navy Vice Adm. Conrad Lautenbacher announced he is stepping down as administrator of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and scientists say the spry technocrat leaves a reorganized and stronger NOAA research program--as well as some big headaches for the next U.S. oceans skipper.