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OR&R Participates in NOAA Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific

DEC. 1, 2017 — On November 18, the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California, hosted a NOAA day where people from all ages came out to find out more about what NOAA does as a federal agency.

Student being timed while putting on a cold water survival suit. Image credit: NOAA/NMFS.

Many NOAA line offices were represented and attendees included aquarium patrons, local schools, and colleges as well as professionals in the marine and environmental fields. The outreach opportunity was a great one that everyone enjoyed, especially the kids who collected their marine debris activity books, turtle tattoos, and 2018 Calendars. We had a few brave college students at the Office of Response and Restoration booth who were timed as they attempted to quickly put on a cold water survival suit in under 60 seconds. The best time of the day came from a student from California State University at Channel Islands (CSUCI) with a blistering time of 25 seconds, fully zipped!

For more information, contact Mathew.Dorsey@noaa.gov.

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