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Flowers, birds or shrimp: air station offers safe haven

JoEllen Kassebaum, a botanist with the installations environmental office works with a bloom in the office’s garden aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Jan. 29. The garden located around the installation’s environmental office where botanists tend plants in differing micro climates. This allows them to see how plants interact with each other and certain conditions in certain settings while giving Marines, families and guests a chance to see and learn about these precious plants.



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This work, Flowers, birds or shrimp: air station offers safe haven [Image 5 of 6], by LCpl Michael Thorn, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.29.2014

Date Posted:01.31.2014 16:36

Photo ID:1159525

VIRIN:140129-M-EG514-002

Resolution:5424x3420

Size:5.83 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:SAN DIEGO, CA, US

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