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Geophysicist McNutt Named to Lead U.S. Geological Survey

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Science  17 Jul 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5938, pp. 251
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_251

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Even before she was officially nominated last week to be the next director of the U.S. Geological Survey, Marcia McNutt, president and CEO of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, was already angling for broader responsibilities. After her prospective boss, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, told her that he hoped to elevate science throughout the department, McNutt replied: "Then why don't you make the director of the Geological Survey your science adviser?"