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A weekly series of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science and education to advocacy and exemplary projects, brought to you by long-time host and World Ocean Observatory director Peter Neill. More than 400 episodes are now available for RSS feed, podcast, and syndicated use at no cost by community and public radio stations worldwide. We are distributed throughout North America, Europe, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, and Africa. Broadcasters: please contact us for more information.

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Image: Healthy Coral Reef, Florida Keys
Credit: NOAA

Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society

by Peter Neill, Director
The World Ocean Observatory

Forward by Dr. Paul Mayweski, Director,
Climate Change Institute, University of Maine

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Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society

Forward by Dr. Paul Mayewski, Director, Climate Change Institute. 398 pages. Cloth, trade paper, mobipocket, epub.
ISBN: 9780918172583
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