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From: Chris.Toole@noaa.

To: Mary Ruckelshaus
Subject: Re: awesome
Date: Monday, July 13, 2009 5:26:16 PM

Thanks, Mary. Although I was not looking forward to this, it turned out to be a pleasure to
discuss the issues with you guys. You all absorbed a tremendous amount of information in a
short time and made good recommendations. I took a few days of leave on the east coast,
so won't find out what will happen next until I return to the office tomorrow. Anyway, thanks
for making this a positive experience and take care.
- Chris

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From: Mary Ruckelshaus <>
Date: Friday, July 10, 2009 11:39 am
Subject: awesome

> hi salmon experts,

> You guys really did an amazing job presenting the scientific and
> logical
> underpinnings of the Biop this week in DC. The NMFS showing was
> very
> strong--all of the individual, independent, not-on-a-panel
> scientists
> said so. Who knows what will come of this--but just wanted you all
> to
> know that you left Joe, Dan, Mary, Pete and Bob (assuming PK and
> Nate)
> with a very good impression. (Confirming what they already knew,
> of
> course--and giving PK more fodder for future ribbing.)
> Hope you get to breathe a sigh of relief and think about something
> else
> for at least a little while!
> Mary
> --
> Mary H. Ruckelshaus
> NOAA Fisheries, Northwest Fisheries Science Center
> 2725 Montlake Blvd E
> Seattle, WA 98112
> ph: 206-860-3266
> FAX: 206-860-3335

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