Cool site...NOAA's Undersea Research Program

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA's) Undersea Research Program (NURP) operates the nation's only manned underwater observatory and conducts research relating to NOAA's oversight of corals, fisheries, and other seafloor ecosystems. NURP has launched a revamped web site that provides links to a multimedia gallery, research, and publications. The web site currently leads off with two articles on Hawaii: one describing encounters with Great White sharks during two October 2002 submersible dives off Molokai and Oahu, and another on Hawaiian bottomfish. NOAA's Undersea Research Center for Hawaii and the Western Pacific region, the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL), is involved in projects ranging from monitoring Loihi volcanic activity to deepwater precious coral reproduction and genetics to the pharmaceutical potential of marine organisms.

Visit NOAA's Undersea Research Program (NURP)
and the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory (HURL)


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