NOAA Establishes Ocean Exploration Advisory Board

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NOAA announced the appointment of 13 members to a new federal Ocean Exploration Advisory Board that will provide ...

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NOAA-led Scientists Found New Coral Species Off California

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A NOAA-led research team has discovered a new species of deep-sea coral and a nursery area for catsharks and skates ...

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NOAA in Debris Removal Off Hawaii

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A team of 17 NOAA divers sailing aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette has returned from a 33-day mission to remove ...

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NOAA Discovers Two WWII Vessels Off North Carolina

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A team of researchers led by NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered two significant vessels ...

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NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard in WW1 Shipwreck Preservation

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NOAA, with assistance from the U.S. Coast Guard, will manage the historic wreck of Diamond Shoal Lightship No. 71, ...

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Scientists Unveil Previously Unseen Details of Seabed

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The scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and their colleagues have created a new map ...

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NOAA in Major GoM Restoration Projects

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NOAA and its fellow Natural Resource Damage Assessment trustees in the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have signed a ...

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NOAA Awards Funds for Rescue of Stranded Marine Mammals

NOAA Awards Funds for Rescue of Stranded Marine Mammals

NOAA Fisheries announced the award of 35 grants to partner organizations in 18 states totaling $2.7 million to ...

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NOAA Unveils Golden Gate Shipwrecks

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A team of NOAA researchers has confirmed the discovery just outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate strait of the 1910 ...

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Possible Expansion of Poisonous Lionfish Off North ...

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Warming water temperatures due to climate change could expand the range of many native species of tropical fish, ...

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NOAA Expands Boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine ...

NOAA Expands Boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA released a final rule and environmental impact statement expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National ...

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NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

NOAA Lists 20 Coral Species as Threatened

NOAA announced it will afford Endangered Species Act protections to 20 coral species. All 20 species will be listed ...

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Derelict Fishing Traps Pose Threat to Marine Habitat, ...

Traps degrade the longer they are in the water. A derelict blue crab trap is fouled after five months in the Chesapeake Bay. (Credit: NOAA)

Thousands of fishing traps are lost or abandoned each year in U.S. waters and become what are known as derelict ...

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USGS: Methane Leakage from Seafloor Widespread on U.S. ...

USGS Methane Leakage from Seafloor Widespread on U.S. Atlantic Margin

Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread on the U.S. Atlantic margin than previously ...

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HYPACK and HYSWEEP Software for NOAA Fishery Survey Vessels

HYPACK and HYSWEEP Software for NOAA Fishery Survey Vessels

HYPACK, Inc. recently supplied five NOAA Fishery Survey Vessels with the HYPACK® and HYSWEEP® software solution. ...

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Catlin Seaview Survey Explores with NOAA

Surveying the FIU's Aquaruis Reefbase in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Catlin Seaview Survey is collaborating with the National Oceanographic and Atmostpheric Administration’s ...

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Leidos to Perform Hydrographic Surveying for NOAA

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Leidos, a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has been awarded a prime contract by the ...

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Scientists Map Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone

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NOAA and EPA supported scientists have mapped the Gulf of Mexico dead zone, an area with low oxygen water, ...

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NOAA: Ocean Acidification Threatens Alaska’s ...

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Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska’s valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence ...

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NOAA Biologists Recover Fish Tags off Canada

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NOAA Fisheries recently reached out to the crew of the Canadian Coast Guard aboard the ship Cape Spry thanking them ...

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BSEE Visits Murphy Oil for Oil Spil Drill

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The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) initiated a day long unannounced exercise involving ...

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