Brong Ahafo Travel on 20013 Four trips to the Persian Gulf last year gave Dr. Sylvia A. Earle special insights for her account of the gulf war’s environmental toll. Chief scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Dr. Earle (above, with camera) on one mission joined Environmental Protection Agency head William Reilly (to her left) to assess the damage. A lasting gulf memory, says Dr. Earle, was of ants emerging from the oil-caked desert surface to deposit clean sand from below. Brong Ahafo Travel 2016.
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The nights ashore were heady, but the time at sea calmed me down, prepared me for the next phase of my life. I made good friends, the days were long and sunny, and I was never tired. We all laughed a lot, at the life we led, at each other, at ourselves. When I had joined the ship in Manila, my hair hung down to my shoulders and I was wired, nervous, jittery. I cut my hair off on the second day then grew it long again over the next nine months.