News tagged with national oceanic and atmospheric administration

Bottlenose dolphin strandings up in US East Coast

An unusually high number of bottlenose dolphins are dying off the U.S. East Coast this summer, the deadliest period for the sea mammals since a virus killed off more than 700 in the late 1980s, federal officials said Thursday.

dateAug 08, 2013 in Ecology
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No tornadoes reported anywhere across US in March

With only about two-dozen twisters recorded so far this year during a period when 100 or more are typical, the U.S. appears to be in a tornado drought as cool, stable air prevents the ingredients of the violent storms from ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Environment
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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 ...

dateNov 19, 2013 in Environment
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More whales being hit by ships along US East Coast

A cruise ship heading for New York this month struck and killed a whale and dragged it into the Hudson River, part of a higher-than-usual rate of strikes along the Eastern Seaboard for this time of year, a federal agency ...

dateMay 24, 2014 in Ecology
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How does NASA study hurricanes?

Hurricanes are the most powerful weather event on Earth. NASA's expertise in space and scientific exploration contributes to essential services provided to the American people by other federal agencies, such as hurricane ...

dateAug 17, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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