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URI Forensic Science seminar canceled today, Feb. 25

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Series resumes Friday, March 4 with talk on underwater forensics


KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 25, 2005 -- The University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar lecture set for today, Feb. 25 with Jeff Norwitz of the Naval War College Newport, has been canceled.

The series resumes Friday, March 4 at 3:30 p.m. in Pastore Hall, Room 124 with John Chatterton who will discuss “Underwater Forensics.” He is a commercial diver, a scuba instructor, a dive boat captain, and a member of the Explorers Club. The program is free and open to the public.

Chatteron made his first wreck dive 17 years ago in New Jersey. Since then, technical scuba diving and deep wreck exploration have become his passion. In 1994, he was part of the international team that became the first technical scuba divers on the RMS Lusitania, off the coast of Ireland.

His deep wreck discoveries include New Jersey’s Mystery U-Boat; World War II’s first casualty in American waters, the Norness; the World War I oil tanker Sebastian; and the World War I passenger freighter SS Carolina, which was sunk by the German submarine U-151.

Most recently, Chatteron was a member of the British-led expedition to the HMHA Britannic in Greece.