Sonar, short for Sound Navigation and Ranging, is helpful for exploring and mapping the ocean because sound waves travel farther in the water than do radar and light waves.
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Who cares about seafloor mapping? We all do! Check out our interactive quiz with Cobalt, the nautical frog.
Lionfish are popular saltwater aquarium fish, Nowadays, they also live in western Atlantic waters off the East Coast of the U.S.
Visit NOAA's arcade portal for games and interactive activities focused on ocean and air themes. There's something for kids of all ages!
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We all love the beach in the summer. The sun, the sand, and the surf. But just because we're having fun, doesn't mean we can forget about safety. Get the facts about rip currents in this Ocean Today video.
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