Mercury's surface in "enhanced color," a color scheme created to emphasize color differences. This is not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but by applying mathematical analysis to images, color differences can be accentuated beyond those visible to a person.
Mount Rushmore National Memorial under construction.
The workers had to endure conditions that varied from blazing hot to bitterly cold and windy. Each day they climbed 700 stairs to the top of the mountain to punch-in on the time clock. Then 3/8 inch thick steel cables lowered them over the front of the 500-foot face of the mountain in a "bosun chair." Despite the dangers, no one was killed during the project.
Otters in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska.
The sea otter population of Glacier Bay has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. Ecologists consider sea otters a keystone species here. Otters consume vast quantities of clams, urchins, crabs, and other invertebrates and their presence creates ripples through the ecosystem. NPS photo.
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Secretary Jewell to Attend Offshore Technology Conference
Will see first-hand latest technologies for the development of offshore resources
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WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to the safe and responsible development of offshore resources, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will travel to Houston, Texas on Wednesday to attend the 2013 Offshore Technology Conference. Secretary Jewell will tour the exhibition floor where she will talk to offshore oil and gas industry stakeholders and see firsthand the current and developing technologies used for offshore exploration and production.
Wednesday's trip will build upon Jewell's visit last week to the Gulf of Mexico where she toured an offshore drilling rig and a production platform with a BSEE inspector. The Offshore Technology Conference attracts more than 80,000 attendees each year from more than 110 countries. The conference focuses on the latest trends and technologies for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production and environmental protection.
Following the exhibition floor tour, Jewell will hold a media availability to discuss her commitment to work with industry leaders to ensure safe and environmentally responsible offshore oil and gas operations. Credentialed news media who are registered with the conference are encouraged to RSVP to Jessica Kershaw before 9am, Wednesday, May 8th.
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior
James Watson, Director of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Tommy P. Beaudreau, Acting Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director
Media Availability at 2013 Offshore Technology Conference
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. CDT
Rotunda in Lobby (across from Hall B) Reliant Park Houston, TX
Credentialed news media who are registered with the conference are encouraged to RSVP to Jessica Kershaw before 9 A.M, Wednesday, May 8, 2013.