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Sailing Expedition

Last night I was watching Discovery's Science Channel and saw a documentary on Craig Venter. Never heard of him before but looked like a hellova fun expedition. He converted a 95ft Frers design and New Zealand built sloop into a beautiful "reasearch vessel". He traveled the world taking 55gal samples from all bodies of water and collected the microrganism all the way down to 1micron. He then examined the DNA of all these organisms to see what exactly it is that they do.

This really caught my attention because first off, its an amazing boat
( http://www.sorcerer2expedition.org/v.../HTML/main.htm)
and because these organisms he is finding are the bases or life as we know it and provide some hope for producing alternative energy sources.

Anyhow I thought it was cool. Anyone else ever heard of this guy or his research ( http://www.venterinstitute.org/ )?

another site
http://news.com.com/2300-11395_3-5933582-1.html

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