Riverhead marine biologists supporting rescue mission in the Gulf

07/08/2010 12:00 AM |

Biologists with a local marine rescue operation have been to deployed to the Gulf of Mexico to deal with the devastating ecological effects of the biggest oil spill in history.
The Riverhead Foundation for Marine Preservation and Research sent director Robert DiGiovanni and rescue program supervisor Julika Wocial to the Gulf yesterday and additional staff members are expected to arrive in the future.
The team, which was sent at the request of  the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Wildlife Branch of the Incident Command Center for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, will assist with general operations and rescue activities.
“The Riverhead Foundation is pleased to have an opportunity to provide expert assistance associated with the environmental crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, which is severely impacting marine life,” said Riverhead Foundation president Charles Bowman.
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