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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • N.Y. fish dealer pleads guilty to underreporting fluke

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Long Island fish dealer pleaded guilty in federal court in New York on Wednesday to falsifying records by underreporting the amount of fluke it handled, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a news release. Jones Inlet Seafood Co...
  • Waterspout spotted near Cocoa Beach, causes social media buzz

    Waterspout spotted near Cocoa Beach, causes social media buzz
    It wasn't a bird. It wasn't a plane. It was a waterspout that caught everyone's attention in Cocoa Beach Thursday evening. And the whirling column of air and water mist caused quite a stir on social media as photos of the waterspout flooded social...
  • Trout, smallmouth and panfish are biting in the Lehigh Valley, sharks and tuna at the shore

    People are still talking trout fishing in the rivers and streams, and also about the trout tragedy earlier this week in which the Lil-Le-Hi Trout Nursery lost approximately 1,400 fish due to a flooding that forced the fish to get tangled up in the bird-...
  • USS Monitor lab to reopen

    USS Monitor lab to reopen
    The Mariners’ Museum reopened its giant USS Monitor conservation lab this week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — which administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary — agreed to provide a one-year funding...
  • Crabs, scientists and climate change

    Re Ken Kaye's article, "Stone crabs at risk as climate changes affect our oceans": The marine biologist working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed CO2 levels and temperature at the turn of the century would affect the hatching...
  • Hopeful signs emerge for hurricane season

    Hopeful signs emerge for hurricane season
    So far, it's looking good for Florida as the heart of the hurricane season approaches. Consider: • Abnormally strong bursts of Saharan dust are drifting over the Atlantic — and may subdue the tropics like they did last year, experts say. &#...
  • Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration

    Angling for the benefits of oyster restoration
    "Fish on!" called P.J. Klavon, as he reached for a trap hauled from the placid waters of the Tred Avon River. Inside the black metal cage wriggled a single white perch, a safe distance from a blue crab. The fish weren't exactly jumping last week into...
  • Loggerheads win new protection in Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico

    WASHINGTON Across 685 miles of beaches from North Carolina to Mississippi, loggerhead sea turtles now swim in federally protected waters. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Wednesday designated those coastlines, as well as 300,000...
  • Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble

    Despite decade of protection, resident orcas still in trouble
    It would be so much easier if the whales had faced just one problem. In the decade since Puget Sound's southern-resident killer whales were protected under the Endangered Species Act, scientists have figured out where orcas go in winter. They've...
  • Study finds oil from BP spill impedes fish's swimming

    MIAMI In a lab on Virginia Key, a group of baby fish are being put through their paces on a tiny fish treadmill. The inch-long mahi-mahi, being used as part of a study to assess damage caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that spread crude across...
  • Obama to order major expansion of ocean sanctuary in Pacific

    President Obama announced a series of measures Tuesday to protect parts of the world’s oceans, including the creation of a marine sanctuary that would close a large swath of the central Pacific to fishing and energy development. The plan would...