NOAA 200th Postcards from the Field February 2007
from the bridge of NOAA fisheries ship Gordon Gunter in Majahaul, Mexico, where the ship was conducting surveys to determine the types and abundance of larval fish, or
ichthyoplankton, found off the eastern Yukatan (Mexico) and Belize coasts. By helping NOAA scientists better understand regional fish populations, the surveys lead to
better fishery management. Shown (from left) 3M Judah Ropiak, ENS Ryan Wattam, CDR James Meigs, ENS Victoria Zaleweski, LT(jg) Tony Perry III, LT(jg) Natasha Davis and
LT Michael Ellis.
- 200th celebration greetings from NOAA's West Coast Groundfish Fishery Observers during annual at-sea safety training in Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Trained by Northwest Fisheries Science Center staff, observers are pictured (from left) in their immersion suits: Eli Coplen, instructor John LaFargue, Steve Todd, Matt Drum, Chad Ivany, Michael Gonzalez and instructor Jonathan Cusick.
- Greetings from Treasures of NOAA's Ark: Journey Through Time! Before this fact-filled exhibit of 200 years of federal science, service and stewardship opened last week on NOAA's Silver Spring, Maryland campus, a local television station treated viewers to a live preview. Shown with FOX News reporter Holly Morris (center) are (from left): Dennis Feltgen, National Weather Service; Gina Stoney, NOAA Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services; Lynette Joynes, NOAA Personal Property Branch; Peter Fricke, NOAA Fisheries; Linda Taylor, NOAA National Ocean Service; Luis Gyles, NOAA National Weather Service; Sasha Pryborowski, NOAA Office of Coast Survey; Morris; David Hall, National Ocean Service; John Nyberg, NOAA Office of Coast Survey; Cheryl Oliver, NOAA Preserve America Initiative; Bill Zahner, NOAA Fisheries; and Sharon Sirkis, NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program. These are just a few of the many staff from across NOAA that brought this exhibit to life.
- This postcard was photographed on December 8, 2006, at the office of Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle. The event was the signing of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument Memorandum of Agreement by Governor Lingle and the Secretaries of Interior and Commerce. Shown (from left) Michael Snyder, NOAA policy advisor; Randy Kosaki, Emily Fielding and Malia Chow, all staff of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; Vice Admiral USN (Ret.) Conrad C. Lautenbacher, Jr.; Aulani Wilhelm, NOAA Superintendent, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; Sean Corson, of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; and Michael Tosatto, Deputy Regional Administrator, NOAA Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Regional Office.