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Media Advisory 06-008

NSF-Funded Researchers to Discuss Bering Sea Ecosystem Change

March 9, 2006

Still images are available by contacting Peter West. For B-roll of Arctic research and ice conditions, contact Dena Headlee at (703) 292-7739. B-roll may be previewed on the NSF Web site as a RealAudio file at

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Reporters are invited to interview two NSF-funded researchers about a paper, to be published in the March 10 edition of Science magazine, that indicates that changes in the Bering Sea ecosystem may be the result of an Arctic warming trend.

Jackie Grebmeier and Lee Cooper, of the University of Tennessee (UT), are co-authors of the paper.

Grebmeier and Cooper will take questions from reporters between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at UT. To schedule an interview, call (865) 974-8621.

The findings are embargoed until 2 p.m. Thursday.


Media Contacts
Peter West, NSF, (703) 292-7761, email:
Jay Mayfield, University of Tennessee, (865) 974-9409, email:

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