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... • Monitor deep ocean currents to assess contaminant movements, with the use of moorings and echo sounders in selected areas of the deep sea to validate ocean models. T he Gulf region supports a wide variety of environ mental monitoring programs, many with extensive histories of observations and data analyses that have policy makers could better understand the impacts of the spill at an ecosystem level.
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... This level of interest provides a rare opFish and Wildlife Foundation. The Gulf Coast Ecosystem portunity for education and outreach efforts by scienRestoration Council, the Natural Resource Trustees, and tists and managers to conduct public awareness, eduthe Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund all have indicated cation, and outreach campaigns to explain restoration their commitment to applying strong science and en- science and the importance of the deep ocean, with asgineering in the selection, design, execution, and as- sessments of effects of communications and education sessment of projects.
From page 26...
... ing of the deep, so monitoring deep ocean currents to The deep Gulf presents the challenge of vast scale assess contaminant movements, with the use of moorcoupled with considerable unknowns regarding the ings and echo sounders in selected areas of the deep ecology and biogeochemistry across three dimen- sea to validate ocean models could help support that sions for any monitoring program, so prioritizing op- opportunity. portunities may be a useful step.
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