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Peter Rona

Peter Rona (79) died on February 19, 20104.

Rona, professor of marine science and earth and planetary sciences at Rutgers since 1994, spent 25 years as a scientist for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration before he came to Rutgers. During his time at NOAA, Rona led the expedition that first discovered deep-sea hot springs and their associated life forms in the Atlantic Ocean.

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