Wrack Lines – Spring/Summer 2004 (Vol. 4, No. 1)


  • Letter from the Editor #8 by Peg Van Patten. Read
  • A Sea Change for Our National Ocean Policy by Nancy C. Balcom. The world's oceans are in trouble. U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy (USCOP) has submitted a report with recommendations for the United States for actions that will help. The importance of the ocean to our national economy, and the urgency of the suggested actions, summarized in this article, cannot be downplayed. Download
  • A Year on the Hill: Capitol Hill, That Is... by Laura Rear. Laura Rear lets readers see her experiences as a Sea Grant Knauss Marine Policy Fellow through her eyes. As a UCONN graduate student in marine sciences, she was selected from a pool of applicants to serve in the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration. She recounts her adventures both in Washington DC and in the sea. Her missions included a voyage to mountains in the sea, documenting corals, and reviewing the remains of the Titanic. Download
  • Beware the Grip of the Rip! by Peg Van Patten. Read
  • Sting! by Peg Van Patten. Those pesky but pretty pink round globs that visit Long Island Sound in late summer are Lion's Mane jellyfish, and they can pack a punch. Download