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House Proceeding 05-07-09 on May 7th, 2009 :: 0:40:05 to 0:44:00
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Brian Baird

0:39:57 to 0:40:17( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: minutes, revise and extend. mr. baird: mr. speaker, i rise today to pay tribute to billy smith, a young man who lost his life on tuesday, may 5, this past tuesday, in the course of his duties at the acare youse undersea research station. he would be missed by his

Brian Baird

0:40:05 to 0:44:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Brian Baird

0:40:18 to 0:40:39( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: friends, family and colleagues. billy's life was tied to the sea the gulf coast in panama, city, florida. he served in the united states navy hospital. for years he cared for the health and well-being of his he found himself at home back in the water training at florida

Brian Baird

0:40:40 to 0:41:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: state university's underwater crime scene investigation program focusing on scientific and surface supply diving. eventually, his path led him to noaaa research center. it combined the elements for his passion. located off the coast of key largo, florida, the underwater

Brian Baird

0:41:02 to 0:41:23( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: laboratory is dedicated to scientific research and training missions. it is the only permanent underwater laboratory in the world and its facilities are used in partnership with nasa and the navy and countless scientists around the world to train astronauts, divers and develop new technology. aquarius and its team have

Brian Baird

0:41:24 to 0:41:44( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: conducted more than 90 missions with no significant prior accidents. the contribution to ocean science by smith and his fellows is immeasurable. it supports a long-term coral reef monitoring platform and ocean observation platform and surface-based research.

Brian Baird

0:41:45 to 0:42:07( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: since its inception, the team at aquarius has monitored a program to track the devastating impacts of climate change. they have successfully reached out to the world beyond the scientific community, educating school children, environmental activists and government agencies on the changes

Brian Baird

0:42:08 to 0:42:30( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: oc employing state of the art technology, they correspond with students and scientists. his response to school children's questions reveal not only his expertise, but sincere desire to share the knowledge gained at aquarius in the hopes of saving the marine ecosystem.

Brian Baird

0:42:31 to 0:42:52( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the work done improves th lives of m astronauts whose health and safety is ensured to fishermen whose livelihoods depend on the effects of climate change on the world's marinecosystems. this monday, our nation will gaze and wonder at the astronauts who will lift off in

Brian Baird

0:42:53 to 0:43:13( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: the space shuttle. as important as the workhose astronauts do, i believe the work done at aquarius is no less courageous and no less essential of our understanding of the world. smith, along with the others risked and committed his lif

Brian Baird

0:43:14 to 0:43:34( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: daily for the cause of research, education and conservation, which benefits us all. in a few short minutes, on tuesday afternoon, a dedicated man suddenly loss in the course of an otherwise standard mission. let us not risk losing the work that he was so passionate about.

Brian Baird

0:43:35 to 0:43:58( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: i not only mourn the death of a friend, son, friend and colleague but urge this mission continue. looking forward, i hope his life will continue to inspire the important work of preserving the world's oceans. i offer my condolences to his family, to the entire aquarius team and ask this house honor this man as a man died serving

Brian Baird

0:43:59 to 0:44:01( Edit History Discussion )

Brian Baird: his country in pursuit of scientific progress.

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