UCSB christens new ocean science building with NOAA partner

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Dignitaries cut through a piece of kelp instead of a traditional ribbon Tuesday as the Ocean Sciences Education Building at UCSB was unveiled with promises to educate the community about the value of marine ecosystems.

After a lengthy construction process, the building is largely completed, and half of it will serve as offices for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary.

Both NOAA and UCSB officials joined Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the 15,000-square-foot building at the corner of Lagoon and UCEN roads on UCSB's campus.

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