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2004: January | February | March | April | May | June | July | August
September | October | November | December

December

12/16/04 NOAA and Partners Discover Liquid Carbon Dioxide ‘Champagne’ Bubbles at Hydrothermal Vent

12/15/04 NOAA Offers Educational Resource on Lionfish, Other Tools

12/10/04 John ‘Jack’ Hayes Named Deputy Assistant Administrator of NOAA’s Ocean Service

12/3/04 U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Calls for Coordinated Efforts to Avoid Adverse Impacts on Reefs; Launches Local Strategy Implementation

12/2/04 NOAA and State of Illinois Announce State’s Intent to Participate in Federal Coastal Zone Management Program

12/2/04 NOAA, the State of Florida and the Great Barrier Reef Park Team up to Unite Reef Management Strategies Worldwide

12/2/04 Australia’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Names Reef in Memory of Noaa Scientist Nancy Foster

12/2/04 Coral Reef Task Force Honors Florida Keys Sanctuary Superintendent

12/2/04 White House Council on Environmental Quality, NOAA and Department of Interior Announce Actions to Conserve Coral Reefs

November

11/30/04 NOAA and Partners Reach Ocean Observing Milestone with 1,500 Operational Argo Floats

11/23/04 NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants For Sanctuary Advisory Council

11/15/04 NOAA Solicits Public Comment on Proposal to Establish a National Estuarine Research Reserve in Texas

11/15/04 NOAA Offers New Web Site on Social Science Tools for Marine Protected Areas

11/15/04 NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Announces New Advisory Council Members

11/4/04 Possible New Species of Sea Squirts Discovered off Georgia Coast in Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary

October

10/26/04 Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Breaks Ground On Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center

10/19/04 NOAA and Bismark, N.D., Mark the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

10/17/04 New NOAA Research Vessel Completes Maiden Voyage with Five-week Survey of Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

10/15/04 Contest to Name NOAA's Ship for Ocean Exploration: Ocean Agency Provides Details on Competition for Student Teams

10/7/04 Sanctuary Pilot Program Allows Hook and Line Fishing for Ballyhoo

September

9/23/04 Pet, Water Garden Industries, Resource Agencies Unite to Create a New ‘Habitattitude™’ on Aquatic Invasive Species

9/22/04 NOAA Seeks Remedy for Invasive Tree Species Threat to California Salt Water Marsh

9/20/04 NOAA, EPA Releases First-Year Portfields Report

9/16/04 NOAA Dedicates Commemorative Monuments to Honor the Wright Brothers and the Bodie Island Baseline

9/15/04 NOAA Begins Operational Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast System For Florida, Gulf Of Mexico

9/13/04 NOAA to Convert Navy Surveillance Ship to Explore and Research Earth’s Largely Unknown Oceans

9/13/04 NOAA and NFWF Award $2.4 Million for Coral Reef Conservation Grants

9/9/04 Civil War Cannons Removed from Historic USS Monitor Gun Turret

9/1/04 Abigail Knee of Fremont N.H., Wins NOAA’s Nancy Foster Scholarship to Pursue Doctorate in Biological Oceanography

9/1/04 Rebecca Holyoke of Cambridge, Md., Wins NOAA’s Nancy Foster Scholarship to Pursue Doctorate in Marine Science

9/1/04 Sarah Lester of Santa Barbara, Calif., Wins NOAA’s Nancy Foster Scholarship to Pursue Doctorate in Marine Ecology

9/1/04 Jessica Dutton of Goleta, Cali., Wins NOAA’s Nancy Foster Scholarship to Pursue Doctorate in Marine Biology

9/1/04 NOAA Awards Nancy Foster Scholarships to Four Marine Science Graduate Students

August

8/18/04 NOAA Grants More Than $2.3 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In Oregon

8/18/04 NOAA Grants More Than $2 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In Rhode Island

8/18/04 NOAA Grants More Than $3.1 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In California

8/18/04 NOAA Grants More Than $2.9 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In Florida

8/18/04 NOAA Grants More Than $1.8 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In Delaware

8/18/04 NOAA Hydrographic Survey Ship Fairweather Reactivated

8/18/04 NOAA Breaks Ground on New Facility at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Office in Kihei

8/13/04 NOAA Grants More Than $2.5 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In Wisconsin

8/9/04 NOAA Hosts Conference To Discuss The Present And Future Of Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary Coral Reefs

8/9/04 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Sponsors Savannah Ocean Film Festival September 10-12

8/6/04 NOAA Grants More Than $3.1 Million To Support Coastal Zone Management In Maryland

8/6/04 NOAA Awards $2.5 Million To The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

8/5/04 Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Recreational Fishing Representative for Sanctuary Advisory Council

8/5/04 NOAA Launches New Coral Reef Conservation Program Web Site

July

7/30/04 NOAA Grants More than $2.9 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Massachusetts

7/30/04 NOAA Grants More than $2.8 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in New York

7/26/04 NOAA Awards More than $2.9 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Washington State

7/26/04 NOAA Divers Help Identify Historic Shipwreck off Alaska

7/26/04 NOAA and Ft. Atkinson, Nebraska, Mark the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

7/26/04 NOAA, Louisiana Scientists Issue “Dead Zone” Forecast

7/22/04 NOAA Grants More than $2.9 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Maine

7/14/04 NOAA Awards More than $2.3 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Ohio

7/14/04 NOAA Grants More than $1.1 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Minnesota

7/14/04 NOAA Grants More than $2.9 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in North Carolina

7/14/04 NOAA Grants More than $1.4 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Mississippi

7/14/04 NOAA Grants More than $1.1 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Indiana

7/14/04 Researchers Plan August Hunt for Invasive Lionfish off Carolina Coast

7/2/04 NOAA Awards More than $2.8 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in Alaska

7/2/04 NOAA Awards More than $900,000 to the National Coral Reef Institute of Nova Southeastern University

7/2/04 NOAA Awards More than $1.3 Million to Support Coastal Zone Management in New Hampshire

7/2/04 NOAA Awards over $1.5 Million to Restore America's Estuaries

June

6/30/04 NOAA Supports Navy’s Search for “Sunken Warbirds”

6/22/04 Major NOAA Outreach Effort Kicks Off as Part of Smithsonian’s Annual Folklife Festival

6/17/04 NOAA Installs Nation’s First Underwater Geodetic Marker: Restored Coral Reef In Keys Maine Sanctuary Chosen as Marker Site

6/14/04 Trustees Establish Oyster Restoration Sanctuary Oyster Recovery Partnership Celebrates Seeding of 10 Million Oysters

6/9/04 Applicants Sought for Advisory Council at Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

6/9/04 NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Members For Advisory Council

6/4/04 NOAA Announces New Ports® Program for New Haven, Conn.

6/2/04 NOAA Announces New Ports® Program for Tacoma

May

5/28/04 NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Announces New Advisory Council Members

5/27/04 NOAA’s Monterey Bay Sanctuary Launches Summer 2004 Kayaker Outreach Program

5/27/04 Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve Seeks Volunteer Advisors

5/25/04 NOAA-Supported Mission Finds Asphalt Volcanism and Chemosynthetic Life in Southern Gulf of Mexico

5/21/04 NOAA Scientists Hunt for ‘Lions’ in the Atlantic

5/19/04 NOAA and St. Charles, Mo. Mark the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

5/19/04 NOAA and Washington, Mo. Mark the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

5/14/04 Teacher Curtis Watkins of Lathrop High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Get Hands-on Research Experience Aboard NOAA Ship

5/13/04 NOAA, Partners Film Active Deep-sea Volcanic Activity: Liquid Co2, Rare Mix of Chemical, Sunlight-based Life

5/12/04 NOAA and Illinois Mark the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial

5/10/04 Researchers to Use Infrared Laser-scan to Create 3-D Model of the USS Monitor’s Turret and Steam Engine

April

4/27/04 NOAA Offers New Geodesy Educational Discovery Kit

4/19/04 Patty Miller Named Maui Program Coordinator for Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

4/15/04 NOAA’s Richard Spinrad Named U.S. Representative to UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission Executive Committee

4/14/04 NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Announces New Advisory Council Members

4/14/04 NOAA Transfers Research Vessel to Elizabeth City State University

4/10/04 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Creates New ‘Sea Monsters’ Poster and Web Site

March

3/27/04 Volunteers Count Whales from the Shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and the Big Island

3/25/04 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Sponsors ‘Fantastic Fishes’ Award in Popular Sidewalk Arts Festival

3/24/04 NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Announces Advisory Council Members

3/22/04 NOAA, United Nations Environment Program Announce Creation of Caribbean Coordination Office for White to Blue Water Activities

3/18/04 NOAA’s Reserve Draft Operations Plan for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Available for Public Comment

3/12/04 NOAA’S National Geodetic Survey Marks Launch of Nation’s First New Nickel in 66 Years in Philadelphia Ceremonies

3/8/04 NOAA and St. Louis, Missouri Mark the Trail of Lewis and Clark

3/8/04 NOAA Announces Funds for Environmental Education in the Monterey Bay Watershed, Calls for Grant Applications

3/8/04 NOAA Announces Addition to PORTS® Observation Suite

3/5/04 Results from Monitoring Help Highlight Water Quality Issues in Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

3/3/04 NOAA Obtains $10,000 Settlement for Debris Dumped in Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary to Attract Lobsters

3/3/04 NOAA Extends Deadline for Applicants for Sanctuary Advisory Council

3/3/04 NOAA and Louisiana Spatial Reference Center Partner with St. Charles Parish Schools and Government

February

2/28/04 Volunteers Count Whales from the Shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and the Big Island

2/26/04 NOAA Releases New Manual on Coastal Habitat Restoration Monitoring

2/25/04 New Research of NOAA Data Uses Metabolic Rates to Help Determine the Health of Estuaries

2/20/04 NOAA Responds to Oil Spill in Mississippi River

2/20/04 NOAA Web Site Lets You Explore Undersea Vents on Submarine Ring of Fire

2/19/04 NOAA Leads Research Mission of U.S. Virgin Islands Underwater Habitats

2/19/04 National Leaders Attend Groundbreaking for Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

2/19/04 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary to Host Sanctuary Advisory Chairs Meeting

2/18/04 NOAA Launches Redeveloped Web Site on U.S. Marine Protected Areas

2/17/04 NOAA Announces Important New Humpback Whale Research

2/9/04 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Hosts Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

2/9/04 New Manager Named FOR NOAA’s Gulf of the Farallones Marine Sanctuary

2/5/04 NOAA Administrator Announces 2005 Budget Request

2/4/04 NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Announces Advisory Council Members

2/4/04 NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Sanctuary Advisory Council

2/2/04 NOAA Works with Ekkosoft.us to Bring Tidal Information to Cell Phone Users

January

1/29/04 NOAA Ocean Service Chief Scientist Heads Michigan Sea Grant

1/29/04 NOAA’s Gray’s Reef Sanctuary Advisory Council Welcomes Three New Members

1/23/04 Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Holds Sanctuary Advisory Council Meeting

1/16/04 NOAA Administrator Visits Tampa Portfield Site

1/15/04 NOAA Establishes Hydrographic Services Federal Advisory Committee

1/15/04 NOAA’s Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Community Applicants for Sanctuary Advisory Council

1/15/04 Savannah Proclaims January 16th as Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary Day

1/15/04 NOAA Establishes Hydrographic Services Federal Advisory Committee


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