Dr. Kaufman receives Partners in Conservation Award.
Congratulations to Dr. Les Kaufman and his team who were recently honored for their work on the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary. Dr. Kaufman's Long-Term Monitoring Program has received a Partners in Conservation award from the Department of the Interior. The award recognizes the team's work over several years monitoring coral reef health in the Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary. In presenting the award, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar noted that it was a testament to the work of Les' team that "the Flower Garden Banks in the Gulf of Mexico are among the healthiest reefs not only in the Western Hemisphere, but in the world."