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Rare monk seal dies in fish farm off Hawaii

An endangered Hawaiian monk seal has died after wandering into a net pen and becoming trapped at a fish farm that was partially funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in Hawaii.

dateMar 17, 2017 in Ecology
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GOES-16 satellite sends first images of Earth

Since the GOES-16 satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral on November 19, scientists, meteorologists and ordinary weather enthusiasts have anxiously waited for the first photos from NOAA's newest weather satellite, GOES-16, ...

dateJan 24, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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NOAA satellites helped save 307 lives in 2016

Forty-six crew members, with their lives hanging in the balance, were safely pulled from a sinking fishing vessel in the Bering Sea near Alaska last July. It was the largest single rescue in, or around, the United States ...

dateJan 20, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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