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August 01, 1980 - Image 29

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-08-01

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Friday, August 1, 1980 29

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Oceanographic Director Sees the Sea as Part of Israel's Future

By MARY KROSNEY

TEL SHIKMONA —
From a building perched on
the edge of the Mediterra-
nean Sea near Haifa, a
former commander of Is-
rael's Navy watches the sea
to the west with a sailor's
squint and philosophizes
about the wealth of re-
sources hidden in it.
His name is Yohay Ben-
Nun, "Ben" meaning "son"
and "Nun" "fish" in old
Aramaic. Most of his life —
35 out of 55 years — the Is-

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raeli Reserve Admiral has
been involved with the
bodies of water touching
this tiny state — the
Mediterranean Sea, the Red
Sea, the Sea of Galilee and
the Dead Sea.
In 1966, he became the +
founding director of the Na-
tional Oceanographic Insti-
tute. Projects at the insti-
tute include cultivation of
marine fish in seawater in
the barren Arava region,
reversal of the algae-choked
Sea of Galilee to its
present-day healthy state
and extraction of glycerine
from sea algae for use in the
preparation of pharmaceut-
ical products.
The institute's director
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one, upon which her life de-
pends. He pleaded with
them to come and save it
from limnological death.
"They had to study the
nutrients, the currents,
the geology, the food
chain, the whole
biochemical process of
the lake," explains Ben-
Nun. "And it took us six
years just to complete the
study and keep at arm's
length all those officials
in Israel who wanted
quick answers."
Three years ago Colette
and Salvador Surruya's
recommendations were put
into action in the Kinnere-
watershed area and today
the water quality is up to
par.
Meanwhile, back at the
main facilities of the insti-
tute, dozens of other impor-
tant research projects are
being carried out by many of
the 120 people in the
oceanographic organiza-
tion. Pharmaceutical mate-
rials are being extracted
from horseshoe crabs and
sea algae and institute re-
search vessels manned by
geologists continue to chart
the depths of the Mediter-
ranean Sea and explore the

mysteries of the Red Sea,
one of the world's youngest
seas and what scientists call
an ocean in embryo.
It is a credit to Ben-Nun's
charisma and dogged perse-
verance in attracting top
scientists and collecting
funds and equipment that
the Oceanographic Insti-
tute has accomplished so

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scientists at the Eilat
facility whose eight years
of research have tripled
the growth rate of a popu-
lar sea fish called the
"Denise." The work has
been cited by Agency for
International Develop-
ment experts in the U.S.
as the most advanced and
comprehensive in the
world.
The Israelis' ability to
successfully breed, nurture
and harvest the fish in
enclosures of seawater
paves the way for intensive
cultivation of the fish in
small artificial inland seas
in Israel's arid south, and
cages hung from rafts in the
open sea — a concept with
nutritional and commercial
consequences for countries
with desert coastlines and
unproductive fisheries.
"Up until the Camp
David agreements," says
Denise Project Director
Hillel Gordin, "we concen-
trated on raising this fish in
cages in the open sea. But
now that we know the peace
agreement will restrict us to
only 10 kilometers of
coastline on the Red Sea, we
have put our stress on des-
ert mariculture — combin-
ing seawater and solar
energy to produce a very vi-
able commodity. We think
that on one quarter of an
acre, with such intensive
mariculture — growing•
fish, shrimps, oysters and
algae — fish farmers can
earn something in the na-
ture of $10,000 per year."
An interesting offshoot to
the Denise Project is the
cultivation of oysters by
Canadian immigration sci-
entist Arieh Hughs-Games,
who is growing steak-sized
edible oysters in troughs of
nutritious pond runoff.
Hughs-Games sees the oys-
ters being enjoyed on Euro-
pean tables within the next
few years, and — thanks to
the perfect Red Sea climate
— all year round
The jewel in the insti-
tute's crown, according
to Ben-Nun, is the ongo-
ing project to save Is-
rael's only natural water
reservoir, Lake Kinneret.
The Kinneret Limnologi-
cal Laboratories in Israel's
north operate under the di-
rection of two French scien-
tists who have studied the
lake for the past 10 years.
They have worked together
with a group of young scien-
tists, some of whom are
members of nearby kibut-
zim.
The scientists have suc-
ceeded in reversing the
dangerous trend of the body
of water which holds great
biblical significance for the
Judeo-Christian world —
and important economic
significance for this small
country, which draws one-
third of its water supply
from the lake.
It was a decade ago that
Drs. Colette and Salvador
Surruya, then carrying out
limnological research in
France, received a letter
from Ben-Nun, a man they
had never met. In it Ben-
Nun stated bluntly that
France has hundreds of
lakes, but Israel has only










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