Shelf Awareness

ELEMENTS — In the last days of summer in 1982, Jack Barth prepared to leave for his first trip out to sea. He was 21 years old, fresh out of his bachelor’s degree program and about to start his graduate studies in physical oceanography at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He had traveled from Colorado to the waters of San Francisco Bay to help his soon-to-be graduate advisor collect instruments from a nearby ocean field site.

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