Tuesday, April 8, 2014
EXXON Valdez In Shipyard After Spill

What Happened to the Ship Exxon Valdez After The Big Spill?

by Gary Shigenaka (NOAA) – A popular myth exists that it is bad luck to rename a boat.  It is unclear whether this applies to “boats” as big as a...

April 8, 2014
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Thursday, December 19, 2013
deepwater horizon dolphins oil

Study Shows Gulf Dolphins in Poor Health following Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

By NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration Barataria Bay, located in the northern Gulf of Mexico, received heavy and prolonged oiling after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. This area is also home...

December 19, 2013
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Monday, October 21, 2013
NOAA OCean Temps

NOAA UPDATE On Record Breaking High Ocean Temperatures

According to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, this summer most of the world’s oceans witnessed record warm temperatures. NOAA says that the average temperature across global...

October 21, 2013
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New Report Claims Devastating Effects From Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

According to a recent report NOAA claims that deep-­sea soft sediment ecosystem in the immediate area of the 2010’s Deepwater Horizon blowout and subsequent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may...

October 21, 2013
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Wednesday, October 31, 2012
NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler

No Break For NOAA In The Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) meteorologist may finally be able to catch up on sleep as Sandy begins to disappear but the work of other departments within the agency...

October 31, 2012
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Monday, August 20, 2012
agor 27 woods hole oceanographic research vessel

New US Navy Oceanographic Vessel Will Provide Valuable New Research Tool [VIDEO]

ARLINGTON, Va.-Construction for two new research ships funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) officially got underway with a keel-laying and dedication ceremony Aug. 17 at Dakota Creek Industries...

August 20, 2012
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Sunday, August 5, 2012
Coffee Splashing

Caffeine Found In the Pacific – Is Coffee Polluting The Ocean?

Sailors are famous for their love of coffee but they didn’t know that once their supplies of beans run out they can just dip their mugs into the Pacific Ocean....

August 5, 2012
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Saturday, August 4, 2012
noaa ship fairweather in Alaskan waters

Alaska Charts Dangerously Outdated According To NOAA

“Much of Alaska’s coastal area has never had full bottom surveys to measure water depths,” according to Cmdr. James Crocker, commanding officer of the NOAA Ship Fairweather upon embarking on...

August 4, 2012
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Thursday, August 2, 2012
ocean waves sky environment

Oceans Play Major Role in Absorbing Greenhouse Gases, Future Still Unclear However [REPORT]

Via NOAA Earth’s oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased,...

August 2, 2012
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Gulf Of Mexico Fisheries Dead Zone Map

Is The Gulf of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Widening?

A team of NOAA-supported scientists is predicting that this year’s Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone could range from a low of approximately 1,197 square miles to as much as 6,213...

June 26, 2012
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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Marinette Marine Launches the Reuben Lasker Research Ship [VIDEO]

This past weekend, Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC), a Fincantieri company, launched the Reuben Lasker, a fisheries survey vessel that the Wisconsin shipyard is building for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

June 19, 2012
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Monday, June 4, 2012
Hurricane Katrina Eyewall

Hurricane Eyewall Intensity – NOAA Launches New Prediction Model

When the first hurricane emerges from the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico this season, NOAA will use a new statistical model to help predict the start of the “eyewall...

June 4, 2012
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shipwrecks, Oil Seeps, and Salt “Volcanoes” | NOAA Films All Sorts of Cool Stuff in the Gulf of Mexico

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/42291773[/vimeo] Video courtesy of NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program In crystal clear high definition video, NOAA’s Little Hercules remotely operated vehicle (ROV) flies over the remnants of a copper-sheathed sailing ship that disappeared at...

May 16, 2012
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Saturday, April 28, 2012
florida keys coral diving scuba noaa

In Case of Offshore Oil Drilling in Cuba and the Bahamas

By Doug Helton, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) For the past year, we at NOAA and the U.S. Coast Guard have been studying the possible threats that new offshore oil...

April 28, 2012
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
texas city port aerial image

56 years After Gruesome Chemical Catastrophe, Science Prevented Second Texas City Disaster

In addition to authors Vicki Loe and CJ Beegle-Krause, Charlie Henry, Doug Helton, and Amy Merten contributed to this post, via NOAA Response and Restoration Blog: On a cool April morning in...

April 17, 2012
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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
whale alert ipad app

Alter Your Voyage Plan To Avoid Right Whales – Yes, There’s An App For That

Mariners along the U.S. east coast can download a new iPad/iPhone application that warns them when they enter areas of high risk of collision with critically endangered North Atlantic Right...

April 4, 2012
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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Atlantis Found (then lost again!) on Google Earth

The National Ocean Service, has a minor problem they wish to address.  While ‘navigating’ the ocean floor in Google Earth, countless amateur  oceanographers have emailed the service thinking they, by...

February 9, 2012
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Thursday, February 2, 2012
Google Ocean Update

Update Marks The 3rd Anniversary of Google Oceans With High Definition Cartography

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the three years since Google earthexpanded its reach into the ocean the company has focused with enthusiasm on building great relationships with the world’s leading oceanographers, people like David...

February 2, 2012
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012
ioos Ocean Wave

NOAA’s Top 7 US Ocean Data Services By Region

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, or IOOS®, is a vast, coordinated network of people and technology working together to deliver data on our coastal waters and oceans. Sponsored by NOAA, this...

February 1, 2012
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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Neptune Canada subsea installation network ROV

The Ocean Network: Oceanographers enable a high speed connection to the mysteries of the deep sea

By Captain Patrick Donovan, R/V Thomas G. Thompson, University of Washington   As mariners we encounter them all the time… a yellow buoy, a white ship, the daily routine of transmitting...

October 4, 2011
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