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Wednesday, November 8, 2023
Stock photo of a barge on the Mississippi River
Shipping

Record-Low Water Levels on Mississippi River as Drought Conditions Expand

A combination of a warm October and worsening drought conditions in the Lower Mississippi Valley has caused water levels along parts of the Mississippi River

November 8, 2023
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Thursday, October 19, 2023
A North Atlantic Right Whale breaches with a ship in the background.Credit: NOAA Fisheries
Shipping

Ships Speeding Through Right Whale Slow Zones, Report Finds

BOSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – More than 80% of ships are speeding through “go slow” zones set by environmental regulators along the

October 19, 2023
Total Views: 2057

Monday, October 9, 2023
Global Shipping Companies Receive Awards For Reducing Speeds Off California
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Global Shipping Companies Receive Awards For Reducing Speeds Off California

Shipping companies received awards for reducing speeds in the 2022 “Protecting Blue Whales & Blue Skies” program. Twenty three companies participated,

October 9, 2023
Total Views: 2558

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro today called for a “new maritime statecraft” to prevail in an era of intense strategic competition, during remarks at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Sept. 26. During his speech, Secretary Del Toro stated that maritime statecraft, in a broad sense, encompasses not only naval diplomacy, but a national, whole-of-government effort to build comprehensive U.S. and allied maritime power, both commercial and naval.
Defense

Navy Secretary Del Toro Calls for New ‘Maritime Statecraft’ Strategy

During a speech this week at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro called for a “new maritime

September 27, 2023
Total Views: 3074

Thursday, September 7, 2023
NOAA Ship Rainier underway. Photo courtesy NOAA
Accidents

NOAA Survey Ship Suffers Fire in South Pacific

A survey ship with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration suffered a fire on board during operations off American Samoa on Tuesday. The fire has

September 7, 2023
Total Views: 4914

Saturday, August 26, 2023
A view of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary near Montana de Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo County, California. (Image credit: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA
NOAA

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Is Proposed Off California Coast

NOAA-Today, following input from tribal nations, state and federal agencies, Indigenous communities, and the public, NOAA released a proposal to designate a

August 26, 2023
Total Views: 1298

Sunday, August 13, 2023
Photo of The oceanographic research vessel NOAA Ship Ronald H. Brown is the largest ship in NOAA's fleet by Wes Struble of NOAA
NOAA

Repairing and Upgrading NOAA’s Great White Ships

by John Konrad (gCaptain) In the realm of seafaring, mariners maintain a keen eye on two things: weather and the maps that guide them safely through unknown

August 13, 2023
Total Views: 6303

Thursday, August 10, 2023
NOAA's GOES East satellite shows a visible image of Hurricane Don at 6:20?PM EDT on July 22, 2023, in the Atlantic. Image credit: NOAA
Shipping

NOAA Raises Prediction for Active 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting an increased likelihood of an above-average 2023 Atlantic hurricane

August 10, 2023
Total Views: 5359

Monday, July 17, 2023
Set a course for your career–become a NOAA professional mariner
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Set a course for your career–become a NOAA professional mariner

The research and survey ships operated, managed and maintained by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations comprise the largest fleet of federal research ships in

July 17, 2023
Total Views: 4519

Thursday, July 6, 2023
NOAA Awards $625 Million Contract for Cutting-Edge Research Vessels
Shipping

NOAA Awards $625 Million Contract for Cutting-Edge Research Vessels

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded a $624.6 million contract to Thoma-Sea Marine Constructors to design and build two

July 6, 2023
Total Views: 3630

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Saildrone Set to Deploy Record Number of Drones to Chase Hurricanes
Weather

Saildrone Set to Deploy Record Number of Drones to Chase Hurricanes

Saildrone will send a new record of 12 ocean drones to intercept large and destructive hurricanes during the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season.  The drones will

June 28, 2023
Total Views: 1681

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
NOAA GOES satellite captures Last Year's Hurricane Ian as it made landfall on the barrier island of Cayo Costa in southwest Florida on September 28, 2022. Photo credit: NOAA
Weather

NOAA Predicts Near-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its forecast for the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, predicting near-normal activity.

May 30, 2023
Total Views: 2248

Monday, April 24, 2023
Global Shipping Companies Reduced Speeds Off California Coast To Protect Blue Whales And Blue Skies
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Global Shipping Companies Reduced Speeds Off California Coast To Protect Blue Whales And Blue Skies

Program continues to expand and achieve greater environmental benefits by Protecting Blue Whales and Blue Skies Twenty three shipping companies participated in

April 24, 2023
Total Views: 2659

Sunday, January 15, 2023
Atmospheric Rivers: What Are They And How Does NOAA Study Them?
NOAA

Atmospheric Rivers: What Are They And How Does NOAA Study Them?

NOAA–You may have heard of atmospheric rivers in the news lately due to the intense rainfall and flooding along the U.S. West Coast. These naturally

January 15, 2023
Total Views: 3472

Thursday, January 5, 2023
RoRo vessel whale fluke.Credit: John Calambokidis/Cascadia Reseach Via NOAA
Shipping

New Protections for Endangered Whales Along the California Coast Coming this Summer

Global shipping regulator the UN International Maritime Organization has adopted a U.S. proposal to increase protections for endangered whales from deadly ship

January 5, 2023
Total Views: 1192

Saturday, December 3, 2022
Even Weak Cyclones Have Grown More Intense
NOAA

Even Weak Cyclones Have Grown More Intense

by Wei Mei, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Shang-Ping Xie, University of California, San Diego (via TheConversation) Tropical cyclones have

December 3, 2022
Total Views: 2304

Saturday, November 5, 2022
‘Backyard Buoys’ To Improve Access To Vital Ocean Data For Indigenous And Coastal Communities
NOAA

‘Backyard Buoys’ To Improve Access To Vital Ocean Data For Indigenous And Coastal Communities

NOAA– A new ocean science effort to improve equity and inclusion is underway, thanks to a $4.98 million cooperative agreement to three regional

November 5, 2022
Total Views: 2319

Friday, October 28, 2022
NOAA Fisheries Ship With Whale
NOAA

NOAA Sued For Failing To Protect Humpback Whales

By Steve Gorman (Reuters) Environmentalists on Thursday sued the agency overseeing U.S. fisheries, claiming it had failed to protect endangered humpback

October 28, 2022
Total Views: 6090

Saturday, October 1, 2022
Global shipping companies recognized for reducing speeds off California coast to protect blue whales and blue skies
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Global shipping companies recognized for reducing speeds off California coast to protect blue whales and blue skies

by Blue Whales and Blue Skies MSC, Swire Shipping merit top “Whale Tail” award Shipping companies received awards for reducing speeds in the 2021

October 1, 2022
Total Views: 2017

Saturday, August 6, 2022
Below-Average Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Measured
NOAA

Below-Average Gulf Of Mexico ‘Dead Zone’ Measured

NOAA–Today, NOAA-supported scientists announced that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone”— an area of low to no oxygen that can kill fish and

August 6, 2022
Total Views: 2464
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