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Sep 24, 2005, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"But this fragile ecosystem is contiguous to some of the most heavily populated and industrial areas of the nation, from the chip factories of Silicon Valley and industrial farms of the Central Valley to the gridlocked streets of San Francisco.

"Toby Garfield spends his days watching over these waters. As an associate professor of oceanography for San Francisco State University (SFSU), he's in charge of a system of floating sensors that constantly monitor the health of this stretch of the ocean. The sensor network was placed by students working at the Romberg Tiburon Center, an SFSU marine field station just north of San Francisco in Marin County..."

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