There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service. Here are our latest stories.

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Reef Predator

American Samoa is tackling a thorny issue on its nearshore coral reefs. The issue takes the form of crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci)...

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Photo Contest

In celebration of World Ocean Day on June 8, NOAA's National Ocean Service is hosting a photo contest. From May 8-22, send us your best ocean and coastal images...

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Dr. Eugenie Clark

Ocean Pioneer

Dr. Eugenie Clark was a scientific pioneer who greatly contributed to people's knowledge of sharks and other fish, and who worked tirelessly to improve sharks' reputation...

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Come Visit Us

Dive into NOAA-managed coastal and marine places around the world! From May 4-8, 2015, NOS will celebrate these special places...

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People of NOS

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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.