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Coastal Population Explodes Even With A Surge In Intense Ocean Storms
2013-03-26 14:45:58

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Massive hurricanes like Sandy, Isaac and Katrina may cost the United States billions of dollars and thousands of lives, but apparently they don´t deter people from living near these storms´ hardest hit areas. According to a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in conjunction with the US Census Bureau, Americans are flocking to the ocean in record numbers with almost 40 percent of the US...

Risk To Endangered Whales From Ship Traffic Off Southern California Analyzed In New Study
2013-03-26 13:12:04

Southwest Fisheries Science Center: NOAA Researchers have identified areas off southern California with high numbers of whales and assessed their risk from potentially deadly collisions with commercial ship traffic in a study released today in the scientific journal Conservation Biology. Scientists from NOAA Fisheries, the Marine Mammal Commission and Cascadia Research Collective analyzed data collected over seven years by NOAA on marine mammal and ecosystem research surveys in the...

2013-03-25 08:14:36

For decades researchers have recorded sounds from whales and other marine mammals, using a variety of methods including passive acoustic monitoring (PAM) to better understand how these animals use sound to interact with each other and with the environment. Now, for the first time, researchers report using this technology to record spawning cod in the wild. Acoustic behavior in cod has been of interest for several decades, but few studies have observed their use of sound as part of...

2013-03-23 23:04:21

Flood Control America stands in support of NOAA´s efforts to highlight the threat of flooding in the United States with Flood Safety Awareness Week. The annual event shines a spotlight on the many ways floods can occur, the hazards associated with floods, and what citizens can do to protect their lives and property. Sudbury, MA (PRWEB) March 23, 2013 “NOAA´s National Weather Service does so much to promote flood safety, and Flood Safety Awareness Week is a shining example of...

Limited Phosphorus Makes Gulf Of Mexico Algae Even Meaner
2013-03-13 10:27:32

North Carolina State University When Gulf of Mexico algae don't get enough nutrients, they focus their remaining energy on becoming more and more poisonous to ensure their survival, according to a new study by scientists from North Carolina State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The study shows that harmful and ubiquitous Karenia brevis algae, which cause red tide blooms across the Gulf of Mexico, become two to seven times more toxic when levels of...

Satellite Views Of Nor'easter Provided by NASA
2013-03-08 10:43:28

NASA [ Watch the Video North Eastern Snow Storm Seem From Space ] The merging of two low pressure areas into a large Nor'easter on March 6 brought winter weather advisories and warnings to the Mid-Atlantic. NASA's Aqua satellite captured an infrared and near infrared image of the storm's power, and NASA created an animation of the storm's movement using NOAA's GOES-13 satellite imagery. Infrared data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite...

Operational Control Of Environmental Satellite Transferred By NASA
2013-03-04 13:25:51

NASA The Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite, a partnership between NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was transitioned to NOAA operational organization control Feb. 22, 2013. The transition marks the next step of the mission that supports NASA's Earth science research and NOAA's weather forecasting missions. Suomi NPP continues the observations of Earth from space that were pioneered by NASA's Earth Observing System. The...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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