The moderator at Nasaspaceflight.com responds:
Dear Dr. Robert D. Ballard:Read the rest.
Since my childhood I have enjoyed reading about your research/discoveries, and had grown to admire you as an academic. However, I have to say that I was appalled by your comments about the negatives of NASA versus that of NOAA. Indeed, NOAA is underfunded, but that is a symptom of the general apathy that the Federal government has toward science. The solution is not to cannibalize the budget of another science agency, it is to raise awareness as well as funds for the entire science community.