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Project Directors
Lisa Speer
Sarah Chasis

Principal Author
Sharene Azimi

Geographical Information Systems Specialist
Joep Luijten

Bonnie Greenfield

NRDC Director of Communications
Alan Metrick


We gratefully acknowledge the support of the following foundations and individuals for NRDC's coastal and ocean-protection work: Peter R. and Elga Anderson-Gimbel Memorial Trust, the Naomi and Nehemiah Cohen Foundation, Barbara B. and Bertram J. Cohn, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Inc., The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation, Ruth and Ben Hammett, the David L. Klein, Jr. Foundation, The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Pew Charitable Trusts, The Prospect Hill Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Frank P. Smeal Charitable Trust, the Victoria Foundation Inc., and three anonymous donors. We also thank our more than 400,000 members, without whom our work would not be possible.

We wish to thank all the scientists who participated in the mid-Atlantic marine habitat workshop and reviewed this report. Special thanks to Brad Butman and Jane Denny for their contribution of material. We also would like to thank Environmental Defense for its collaboration and support for this project. Finally, we thank Dawn Marie Lang for her administrative and editorial assistance.

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