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Tidal pool in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

New Perspective on the Great Lakes

Any geography student who's viewed a map of the United States has surely marveled at the vast expanse of the nation's Great Lakes, which contain nearly 20 percent...

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Tidal pool in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

NOAA 2015 Tide Tables are Available

NOAA 2015 tide tables are now available. NOAA tide tables have been in production for more than 100 years and are used by both commercial and recreational mariners...

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the Francis S. Buck sinking in 1937 in San Francisco Bay

"Sister" Steamer Shipwrecks Surveyed

In 1914, "sister" steamers Frank S. Buck and Lyman Stewart were both christened within six months of each other. Years later, both sank in central California waters...

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marine debris economics infographic

The High Cost of a Littered Beach

A recent NOAA-funded Marine Debris Program economics study found that Southern California residents are losing millions of dollars each year by...

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Marine Biologist. Geodesist. Graphic Designer. These are just a few of the wide variety of jobs held by people who work for the National Ocean Service. Head over to our People of NOS profiles to meet some of our staff and get quick links to NOAA careers, volunteerism, and internships.