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March 2013 Issue

25 Years Ago 1988. The U.S. Navy budget proposal called for retiring 16 frigates, leaving 589 ships available for deployment in 1990, rather than the projected 605. ... Under a $650,000 award from Canada’s Department of National Defence, MacDonald Dettwiler began to develop a motion compensation system for a new radar that would allow accurate differentiation between commercial and combatant ships. ... Researchers from the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute spent five weeks studying jellyfish by diving through Antarctic sea ice. The jellyfish ranged in size from 1 inch across to 8 feet or more.

15 Years Ago 1998. The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced the first International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Competition. Students designed and built AUVs to navigate through a body of water and gates. ... An El Niño-related drought and high ocean temperatures in the Pacific Ocean off Australia resulted in coral bleaching around the Great Barrier Reef, raising concern among experts. ... Sonatech Inc. reported it received a call from a fisherman in Puerto Rico, who said he had found one of its transponders. The nine-year-life unit had been installed in 1986 at 6,000 meters depth.

10 Years Ago 2003. NOAA announced plans to establish a National Weather Radar Test­bed to provide the meteorological research community with the first phased array radar facility available on a full-time basis. ... More than 170 U.S. coast Guard sailors from the Pacific Area Command departed for the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. ... Episodes in which dolphins and whales beached themselves while human-generated sounds were deployed in nearby waters began to prompt concern about the impact of ocean noise. A report by the National Academies’ National Research Council recommended setting up a single federal agency for monitoring marine noise and its effects.


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