Oceanography.letter to senator

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Introduction to Oceanography Professor Monger December 5, 2008 Letter to Congress Senators: Senator Frank Lautenberg United States Senate 324 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3002 Senator Robert Menendez United States Senate 317 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510-3003 Representative: Frank A. LoBiondo 2427 Rayburn Washington, D.C. 20515
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December 5, 2008 Dear Senator/Representative, My name is Meghan Bush, and I am writing to express my deep concern about the current state of our coral reefs and the ways in which it is simultaneously affecting not only the ocean as a whole, but also our individual lives. The ocean has always and continues to play such a significant role in my life, as I grew up in a beach town and my family and I are extremely passionate boaters. I love to surf, swim, and scuba dive and was even a beach lifeguard in my town during my summers in high school. I am certain that when it comes time to raise my own family, we will reside by the water. Since I was 12 years old, I have gone scuba diving every year off the coast of the Bahamian island, Eleuthera. During the past several years, I have noticed changes in the incredible coral reefs and their communities – the environment has increasingly been appearing less saturated and full of life. My admiration and concern for coral reefs inspired me to take an Oceanography course that I have just completed in my junior year at Cornell University. In this course, I learned that not only are coral reefs beautiful, they are actually very important to the environment. I have learned that coral reefs worldwide are
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