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Current and Past Gulf of Mexico B-WET Projects

Since its beginning in 2008, the Gulf of Mexico B-WET Program has funded 58 awards reaching teachers and students across the five Gulf States. Abstracts of current and past Gulf B-WET projects are listed below by state.

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