Group Title: Olasee Davis articles
Title: St. John research station is too valuable to lose
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Title: St. John research station is too valuable to lose
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Language: English
Creator: Davis, Olasee
Publication Date: June 21, 1996
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Bibliographic ID: CA01300919
Volume ID: VID00143
Source Institution: University of the Virgin Islands
Holding Location: University of the Virgin Islands
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St. John research station is too valuable to lose
Remstly, Iad h tm t the Vigrl gam. scieuts from around the wold, &tn Islands Natio Perk end Bi.
blhads Evinomeam Resoes The miuio of the projects inludig biologist. itologis t sphwReere;
StioSlJobn yclsedo was to gathelbr information on eologism d ose to po i.omo te giolenviro-
bes of lck of fundig. As matioltoy, divg Se Ptoerra. a divingd meolreseaoh:
reported in The Daily Newp, thls eqoipem, and to atdy aspect of field fupevibort fo.r ie arn.i s to. lospo oed endoef m tsi,
poible dlosiiaYngota a s h. a heh th a e effet depans nt of the Univenity ecologlrsatrch.
of the Univeily of the Virgi of f ng periods of ibolat io n f Vigin Ilad, w inu- VIERS is on of the top srine
hani'budgetisi. deiam httr men in eutblishtin t VIERS a environmental inimutions in ihe
Iieenuashamhte A he tisTo- The Tettil "Man in the Se*" ncp itfor yth with diahe. Tha whels e Thee hfcilitilo t valuable
sity cannot seem to manage its program also helped lead to he need of the Vuin lnd cm.mu- on-gotng pqea offers spo aden. 0 he flmt e of ihese thlnds dcet
money well enough to keep hi etublihmen of ihe Natioul nity. Thosad of local hilden mefoyoungdultswthiabees. ",
myiansotmtiot Oieanindobric Adminis hve patricipated in the environ- Thelobai ofViERSaoe. :.-'r .e -
In 1966,theeseatMo was itmioa' continuing underwater menial education program ait to nducitramining andedut age o inalur l r ous. people,
establihed in Latmbur Ba y esearh. Aer bese peojet were VIERS. He the children learn tieal prps on the oNseaion let us help to keep VIERS door
Navy Sab. In the early yea of npd the li we deed- abo the marine and tttesarial of Caribbsean COlual and natural open. Bebive er. it is the tight
the tado. i primy focas ws ed to ioe College of the Virgin mcsystes of thoeilandi ehocefs; thing todo
Ihe trtne eaviMon.meot lnd the bkds. With hi towledge., hilden to r sn a tegioml center fho Ol 'eDm .ts, wlohlliut
tocal flhuies. Hoevt.er during In 97t7, d mtt of VIES. mno lesnt oaippeilme the n miral tainiogandedus iomin heamitnI er dofuieindnmmron eomg .
1969 to 1970, it was the hnfo ai e eeat toa heo rld tndt e impiotan.eof he soncei.; .'.,,..u ,. i. e.
oh feds projeu as T tl I :how. expfeeddfioudeemph- eenvoe'noIt' trolet h maai etrs to inciasose cal0wene! of ; I
aed and "M a i t Se ao- easosedtaoial o dthe vivalm on eaI. V. f RSt aolw t the.iqtuea ad onluefiheV- wnr.




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