Things Are Getting Worse

Marine science is taking a beating « The Oyster’s Garter

Part of the tough part about working in the ocean is that it’s
expensive, what with being big and wet and cold and deep. So in this
economic slump, it’s not that surprising that marine research is taking
a funding beat-down. Nonetheless, it’s still pretty depressing that research vessels are grounded, the deep-sea drilling program is stalled, and a Hawaiian marine lab is closing, all for lack of funds.