NOAA stands for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and they have jurisdiction over a wide variety of environmental and weather related issues. One area that is of interest to divers is how NOAA is helping document, preserve and monitor the reef ecology. Lt. Cmdr. Dave Score is a NOAA officer who took some time out of his schedule to chat with us in Key Largo, Florida. It was a very hot summer day, and we spent some time interviewing Dave for this report. Later, we adjourned to the restaurant down the road for some cold beverages and continued our conversation. Dave is an avid diver, and it really shows in the way he talks about the ocean.