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On April 8, Gene Shinn served as native guide to Wayne Wright and Alex Chekalyuk of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Twin Otter from Air Operations Center, Tampa, piloted by Michelle Finn and Phil Hall. Wayne is working with John Brock on measuring fluorescence in marine environments from the air. Janet Tilden, Eckerd College intern from the St. Petersburg Field Center, participated as photographer.

The flight was over the Florida reefs and Lake Okeechobee to test water-penetrating spectrographic Lidar. Water conditions were perfect and the laser beam penetrated and bounced off the bottom in +160 ft of water. The spectrowizards were happy to see different fluorescent wavelengths from reef, sand, and sea grass. This could potentially open up a new way to evaluate reef health from the air.

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