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white shark
2014-06-14 03:00:03

White sharks are among the largest, most widespread apex predators in the ocean, but are also among the most vulnerable.

2014-06-11 12:21:14

Announcement made during Capitol Hill Ocean Week WASHINGTON, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) announced at the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation's

2014-06-10 23:01:32

Findings from the study, which investigates incidental mortality of Atlantic sea scallops, will contribute to better management of this valuable commercial fishery. Biddeford,

Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary
2014-06-10 13:29:42

With an announcement made today by presidential adviser John Pedestal, NOAA has reopened the nominating process so that members of the American public can make suggestions directly to NOAA on what should be classified as nationally significant marine and Great Lakes areas.

2014-06-06 12:21:43

Now everyone can follow the conversation! WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OceansLIVE

GOES-R EXIS instrument
2014-05-30 03:00:48

Two of the six instruments that will fly on NOAA's first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - R (GOES-R) satellite have completed integration with the spacecraft.

2014-05-16 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded ITT Space Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Exelis, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a contract to provide the Radiation Budget Instrument

Leaks From Oil And Gas Operations Confirmed By Airborne Measurements
2014-05-08 03:09:24

During two days of intensive airborne measurements, oil and gas operations in Colorado's Front Range leaked nearly three times as much methane, a greenhouse gas, as predicted based on inventory estimates, and seven times as much benzene, a regulated air toxic.

2014-05-01 20:20:37

New Satellite Will Advance Weather Forecasts on Earth and in Space DENVER, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The two large modules of the first GOES-R series weather satellite spacecraft

Ocean Acidity Is Dissolving Shells Of Tiny Snails Off The US West Coast
2014-05-01 03:41:37

A NOAA-led research team has found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine snails, called pteropods, which provide food for pink salmon, mackerel and herring


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.