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This report and the symposium on which it was based was supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (National Ocean Service and Coastal Ocean Program), the Environmental Protection Agency, and the Minerals Management Service.

Cover art was created by Ellen Hill-Godfrey. Ms. Hill-Godfrey received her master of fine arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Her paintings and prints have been exhibited in the Washington, D.C. area and throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southern regions. She is currently a resident printmaker at Pyramid Atlantic in Riverside, Md.

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