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February 2017 Issue

25 Years Ago 1992. Dr. Sylvia A. Earle resigned her post as chief scientist at NOAA. She stayed on as a part-time advisor to NOAA Administrator Dr. John A. Knauss. ... Oceanographer Mark Cane reported that sea surface temperatures increased off South America and reversed near Indonesia and the Philippines, indicating another El Niño was developing. ... Commercial and recreational shark fishers were curtailed in the U.S. by requiring permits for the fishing and sale of shark meat. The U.S. also established commercial quotas and recreational bag limits, eliminated finning and established a data collection program.


15 Years Ago 2002. The U.S. Coast Guard and Navy tested the process for intercepting a rogue ship trying to enter San Diego Bay. The drill helped to improve security at the port. ... Northop Grumman completed their acquisition of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc. ... The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of Jacksonville, Florida, along with the Department of Defense agencies and the Jacksonville Port Authority, signed an updated memorandum of understanding for the utilization of domestic civil port facilities and services necessary to support future military and commercial port readiness.


10 Years Ago 2007. U.S. Secretary of the Navy Donald C. Winter announced the name of USS Gerald R. Ford as the name of the first aircraft carrier in what would be the Gerald R. Ford class of carriers. ... The U.S. Navy accepted the delivery of the second in the LPD 17 class of amphibious transport dock ships, the USS New Orleans. It was the first West Coast-homeported ship of the San Antonio class. The ship included an unusual outer profile and a wide-area network, variety of firefighting systems, sit up berths and advanced command control capabilities. ... Bruce C. Gilman took over as president of the Marine Technology Society (MTS) for a two-year term after serving as president-elect for the past two years.


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