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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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  • 61 right whales in Cape Cod Bay in 2 weeks; slowdown urged

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is asking boaters and fishermen to slow down in Cape Cod Bay and be on the lookout for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales in New England waters. The agency says researchers have...
  • More NOAA drones planned for Atlantic hurricane season

    Scientists are planning to send more drones flying into hurricanes that develop during the upcoming Atlantic storm season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration first launched the 13-pound winged drones into Hurricane Edouard in September....
  • Pesticide OK'd for Washington oyster beds amid concerns

    For decades, oyster growers in southwest Washington have battled to control native shrimp that burrow in the mudflats and make it hard for oysters to grow. Now, after getting state approval, a group of shellfish farmers plan to spray a widely-used...
  • Fishermen fear looming cost of at-sea monitors this summer

    New England fishermen of important food species like cod and haddock say the looming cost of paying for at-sea monitors could put them out of business this year. Officials with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Marine...
  • Sea lion pup spotted on San Francisco sidewalk gets rescued

    A stranded sea lion pup has been spotted wandering a San Francisco sidewalk in a scene that marine rescuers warn could become commonplace as the ocean heats up. Video from the Marine Mammal Center in nearby Sausalito shows the male sea lion nicknamed...
  • An ironic drought in California

    The present four-year California drought is not novel -- even if President Barack Obama and California Gov. Jerry Brown have blamed it on man-made climate change. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, California droughts are...
  • A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear

    A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear
    An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surge in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear. Environmental groups are urging state fisheries...
  • Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks

    Small drones prove up to hurricane tasks
    They weigh only 13 pounds, have a five-foot wingspan and look rather frail. Yet these small drones, called Coyotes, are designed to penetrate the most violent quadrants of a hurricane and the in the process glean crucial atmospheric information that...
  • PETA offers reward for sea lion believed taken from Dockweiler beach

    PETA offers reward for sea lion believed taken from Dockweiler beach
    Concerns over the well-being of a sea lion believed to have been taken last weekend from Dockweiler State Beach have intensified. Now, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for any information on the pup’s...
  • Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

    Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list
    Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency announced on Monday. Citing improved conservation efforts and population...
  • 5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred

    5 years after BP spill, Gulf resilient yet scarred
    From above, five years after the BP well explosion, the Gulf of Mexico looks clean, green and whole again, teeming with life — a testament to the resilience of nature. But there's more than surface shimmering blue and emerald to the aftermath of...