News tagged with national oceanic and atmospheric administration

Hawaiian monk seal sent to Waikiki to save species

The Hawaiian monk seal, the most endangered marine mammal in the United States, has a long list of threats - fishing nets, sharks and, particularly, humans. But for one group of seals, the biggest threat came ...

Feb 15, 2012
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Auburn scientists find tar balls are better left alone

(PhysOrg.com) -- The April 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and the waves of tar balls deposited on the beaches shortly thereafter prompted the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to produce ...

Mar 26, 2012
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Agency says shark population is stable

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Friday that the northeastern Pacific Ocean population of great white sharks is not in danger of extinction and does not warrant listing under the Endangered Species ...

Jun 30, 2013
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NASA's SPoRT team tracks Hurricane Sandy

(Phys.org)—As Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc on the east coast, weather experts at the Short-term Prediction Research and Transition, or SPoRT Center at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville ...

Nov 05, 2012
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Study shows summer climate change, mostly warming

Analysis of 90 years of observational data has revealed that summer climates in regions across the globe are changing—mostly, but not always, warming —according to a new study led by a scientist from the Cooperative Institute ...

Nov 13, 2012
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US spring warming off the charts

The continental United States experienced the warmest spring on record this year, with temperatures far above the average over the past century, government scientists said Thursday.

Jun 07, 2012
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