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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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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands

NOAA has released a final rule and environmental impact statement expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron...

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Online Atlas Documents Coastal Land Cover Changes Over Time

A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions has experienced changes in land cover...

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Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

If you've ever had the notion to paddle an unbroken marsh and river trail that meanders for hundreds of miles down America's picturesque Southeast coast...

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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.