Disclaimer: This is not a political blog. This space is designated for talking about ecology, research, and a particularly salty lifestyle. However, we live in very, very interesting times.
Regardless of your political affiliations, please call or email your Member of Congress and let them know how vital the services provided by NOAA and SeaGrant are to oceanographic and atmospheric science, early warning systems and coastal economies. If you like eating seafood caught in US waters, or knowing when hurricanes are coming then I strongly urge you to take action.
Check out post by the good folks at Southern Fried Science for more information and a script for your phone call/email.
Keep a weather eye on the horizon!
-Baron von Urchin
Pike Spector is currently a Research Operations Specialist with Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary