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Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 11:44:15 -0400
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From: Elizabeth LaPorte <elzblap@umich.edu>
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News from Michigan Sea Grant

-- Michigan Public Radio interviews Don Scavia, Michigan Sea Grant 
Director, see interview http://www.glrc.org/story.php3?story_id=2382 and 
news release below:

Research from the University of Michigan shows that the current federal 
plan to reduce the "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico may not be enough to 
protect the region's half billion dollar a year shrimp industry. "The 
hypoxic region is an area where water lacks sufficient oxygen to sustain 
most marine life, and in the Gulf of Mexico it is caused by excess 
nitrogen*largely runoff from mid-west agriculture," said Donald Scavia, 
Director of the Michigan Sea Grant College Program and Professor in the 
School of Natural Resources and Environment... see 
http://www.umich.edu/news/index.html?Releases/2004/Aug04/r080304

Michigan Sea Grant is a collaborative program of the University of Michigan 
and Michigan State University, conducting Great Lakes research, education 
and outreach.  It is supported by the National Sea Grant College Program of 
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  For additional 
information about Michigan Sea Grant, please visit 
www.miseagrant.umich.edu.


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Elizabeth LaPorte, Communications Director, Michigan Sea Grant College 
Program, www.miseagrant.umich.edu
Phone: (734) 647-0767, Fax: (734) 647-0768
Address: One Great Lakes Plaza, 401 E. Liberty St., TCF - Suite 330, Ann 
Arbor, MI  48104-2298

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