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NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY—Scanning the Sea Floor off Manhattan
Released: 5/14/1997

Contact Information:
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Office of Communication
119 National Center
Reston, VA 20192
Kathleen Gohn 1-click interview
Phone: 703-648-4460



Observe sidescan sonar images of the sea floor being collected and processed by U.S. Geological Survey oceanographer Dr. William Schwab and colleagues on board the "Diane G," tomorrow (Thurs., May 15, 1997).

The images and data will be used to study the movement of pollutants and sediment in the East River. Reporters may observe the processing of images on shipboard.

The "Diane G" is docked at Pier 13 in the East River near the South Street Seaport.

Reporters are invited to visit the ship and interview Dr. Schwab. He can be reached by cellular phone at 508-564-3802.

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