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The hull remains of the so-called “Black Rock Wreck” NOAA-supported mission discovers historic shipwrecks off Turks and Caicos Islands -- Maritime archaeologists have identified the wrecks of two historic ships, including the slave ship Trouvadore, off the coast of East Caicos in the Turks and Caicos Islands after several years of archaeological research funded by NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Don Keith and Toni Carrell, from the underwater archaeology research institute Ships of Discovery, were able to identify the Trouvadore 167 years after it struck a reef in 1841 while en route to Cuba.

When she sunk, the Spanish vessel Trouvadore was participating in the slave trade, which had been outlawed in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the rest of the British Indies. After Trouvadore struck the reef, authorities arrested the crew, and most of the 192 African survivors settled on Grand Turk Island. At that time, they represented one of every 15 people on that island, and many of Grand Turk’s current residents are likely descendents of Trouvadore survivors.

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New NOAA Great Lakes Laboratory Opens, New Acting Director Named -- A larger facility to focus on Great Lakes issues opened today following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) in Pittsfield Township, Mich.

Research Meteorologist Wins First NOAA Science Communicator Award -- Keith Dixon, a NOAA scientist who demonstrates both skill and enthusiasm for communicating to the public about climate research and climate change, is the recipient of the first Dr. Daniel L. Albritton Outstanding Science Communicator Award.

NOAA’s GFDL Hurricane Forecast Model Achieves High Accuracy in 2008 Season -- NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) hurricane forecast model performed extremely well again in the 2008 hurricane season, which ended November 30.

NOAA Scientist to Receive Grande Medaille from French Academy -- For her scientific achievements, including pioneering research that helped explain the cause of the ozone hole, and her leadership as co-chair of Working Group 1 for the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report, NOAA Senior Scientist Susan Solomon will receive the Grande Medaille from the Institute of France’s Academy of Sciences.

New Study Details Ocean Acidification in the Caribbean -- A new study, which confirms significant ocean acidification across much of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico, reports strong natural variations in ocean chemistry in some parts of the Caribbean that could affect the way reefs respond to future ocean acidification. Such short-term variability has often been underappreciated and may prove an important consideration when predicting the long-term impacts of ocean acidification to coral reefs.

Constituent Relations

Maintaining an active constituent relations program ensures that OAR and NOAA leadership communicate effectively and often with their most important customers. The recent Commerce and Transportation Roundtable solicited input to ensure NOAA’s research priorities support the Nation's commerce and transportation activities by providing information for safe, efficient, and environmentally sound transportation.


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