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About the AuthorJohn C. Wiltshire, Ph.D. Director, Hawaii Undersea Re- search Laboratory (HURL), NOAA?s Undersea Research Center for Hawaii & the Western Paci Þ c (NURC-H&WP), As- sociate Chairman, Dept. of Ocean & Resources Engineer- ing (ORE), General Chair Oceans 2011 MTS/IEEE Confer- ence, Co-Editor, Marine Georesources and Geotechnology, School of Ocean & Earth Science & Technology (SOEST), University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH-Manoa) 1000 Pope Road, MSB 319 Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 (USA) Tel: (808) 956-6042 Fax: (808) 956-2136 Email: component. Examples include: a) the Hexanchus six-gilled shark video from a north Molokai submarine canyon dive that is now NOAA?s top YouTube clip at 1.3 million views and climbing; b) in April 2011, nearly 500 students from 35 K-8 classrooms across the country ?virtually? accompanied re-searchers from the University of Hawaii, Bishop Museum, and NOAA on the 1,000th submersible dive. Similar programs rid- ing along with HURL?s earlier cruises brought aboard another 1350 K-12 students; and c) HURL extracts useful biological data from all dive video in-house regardless of the dive?s pur- pose and generates products derived from this activity such as HURL?s biological database and HURL?s deepwater animal photo-gallery and photo identi cation guide. HURL is one of only two deep submergence facilities in the world that have had a long-term commitment to routinely extracting biologi- cal and substrate data from their dive video archives. All of the above history and material can be found on HURL?s website at: Image Courtesy HURL Marine Technology Reporter MTR #5 (18-33).indd 27MTR #5 (18-33).indd 275/31/2012 9:58:10 AM5/31/2012 9:58:10 AM

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