News tagged with national oceanic and atmospheric administration

Zooplankton decline reported in North Atlantic

The microscopic creatures that make up a critical link in the ocean food chain declined dramatically the first half of this year in the North Atlantic as ocean temperatures remained among the warmest on record, U.S. scientists ...

Nov 19, 2013 4.3 / 5 (4) 1

When hungry, Gulf of Mexico algae go toxic

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 ...

Mar 12, 2013 4.7 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast

Warm winter may bring pest-filled spring

(AP) -- The mild winter that has given many Northern farmers a break from shoveling and a welcome chance to catch up on maintenance could lead to a tough spring as many pests that would normally freeze have not.

Mar 06, 2012 4.3 / 5 (3) 0