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OCEAN TIPS
Happy (Low Impact) Holidays

As you go about trimming trees, lighting candles, and nipping eggnog this holiday season, keep in mind a few tips for lowering your impact on the ocean.

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AUDIO PODCAST
Diving Deeper

Tune in for interviews with NOAA experts about ocean acidification and coral bleaching. Learn about the stresses facing our reefs—and what's being done about it.

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About NOS

The National Ocean Service (NOS) translates science, tools and services into action, to address threats to coastal areas such as climate change, population growth, port congestion, and contaminants in the environment, all working towards healthy coasts and healthy economies.

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Coasts

Supporting healthy, resilient coastal communities.

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Oceans

Protecting the health, productivity, and diversity of our ocean.

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Navigation

Navigation, tides, currents, and geodesy.

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