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History of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program

The creation and development of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) program and the quest to develop an overall understanding of the fluctuations and long-term changes of the California Current Ecosystem.

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