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Skeletal Remains on the Slope and Shelf --
Scientist use extreme ocean environments to further their knowledge of Taphonomy, the study of the process of fossilization
08-15-01
through
08-26-01:
regular
dispatches


Diving to Extremes --
A multidisciplinary team of scientists dive deep to methane hydrates and brine pools in the Gulf of Mexico to determine the distribution and activity of chemosynthetic microorganisms.
07-05-01
through
07-19-01:
regular
dispatches


Drifting Houses of the Gulf Stream --
Studying an intriging and ecologically important class of tunicates called appendecularians... never heard of them? Check it out!
04-16-01
through
04-25-01:
regular
dispatches


The Oculina Reef --
The Oculina Bank supports a highly diverse and endangered deepwater ecosystem that is comparable to tropical reefs and is found only off a small portion of the Florida coast.
03-24-01
one-day
coverage


Discovery in the Bahamas --
Follow a team of leading biomedical scientists into deep Bahamian waters. Scuba teams, submersibles and and advanced research vessel are used to seek out new cures for human disease.
10-19-00
through
10-24-00:
regular
dispatches


Return to the Monitor --
HBOI Research Submersible CLELIA assists NOAA's National Ocean Service and US Navy personnel with protecting the wreck of the Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor from a predicted, catastrophic collapse.
06-21-00
through
07-05-00:
regular
dispatches


Quest for Cures --
Swim along brilliant reefs and dive into the shadowy depths of the Caribbean. Join a team of leading biomedical scientists as they investigate the corals and sponges of this diver's paradise, hoping to discover powerful new medicines.
05-06-00
through
05-21-00:
regular
dispatches


Shark 2000: The Return to Rocas --
Shark expert Dr. Samuel Gruber leads an international team of researchers back into the shark-filled waters of Atol das Rocas and Fernando de Noronha to answer tantilizing questions raised by last year's mission.
03-07-00
through
03-25-00:
regular
dispatches


Keys to Cures: Biomedical and Biodiversity Research in the Florida Keys and Gulf of Mexico --
Daily dispatches from this 20-day mission will chronicle the work of a diverse team of scientists searching the depths for new species and cures for human diseases.
08-05-99
through
08-25-99:
daily


The Ups and Downs of Sea Life: Fathoming the Mysteries of Vertical Migration --
Revisit our mission to the Gulf of Maine as scientists worked to unravel the mysteries of the biggest animal migration on earth.
07-10-99
through
07-24-99:
regular
dispatches


Brazil Shark Roundup --
Look back over this thrilling 20-day expedition, featuring spectacular landscape and wildlife photos by Mark Carroll and Tim Calver.
03-11-99
through
04-01-99:
daily


Engineering in Science --
This series of dispatches and articles will highlight the role of engineers in science. We begin with coverage of the Ocean Net Buoy--an impressive 100,000-pound scientific instrument developed by Harris Corporation and HBOI.
Occasional
dispatches



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