U.S. GLOBEC welcomes six new members to the SSC. They are (L to R) Jose Torres (Univ. South Florida), Louis Botsford (Univ. Calif., Davis), Valerie Loeb (Calif. State U., Moss Landing Marine Lab), Jim Shumacher (NMFS Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory ), Dale Haidvogel (Rutgers), and Stephen Reilly (NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center). Valerie proves that there is no truth to the rumor that you must have a beard to become a SSC member.