The excellent Fisheries Blog has a great piece on the proposed closing of the facility on Pivers Island. I was shocked when I first heard this news. Duke/UNC organized a congressional visit to the facility that could change minds.
Despite the incredible work done by the approximately 100 NOAA Beaufort Laboratory employees (see page 8), the recently proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget by President Barack Obama surprisingly proposes closing the facility. That is right, it proposes closing shop on more than a century of research.
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