Tides are the regular rise and fall of the sea surface caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun and their position relative to the earth. There are some factors we can predict that cause the tides to be higher or lower than what is "normally" seen from day to day. Our bulletin tells you when you may experience higher than normal high tides around the nation for December 2016 through February 2017.
HAZMAT is an abbreviation for "hazardous materials"—substances in quantities or forms that may pose a reasonable risk to health, property, or the environment. HAZMATs include such substances as toxic chemicals, fuels, nuclear waste products, and biological, chemical, and radiological agents. HAZMATs may be released as liquids, solids, gases, or a combination or form of all three, including dust, fumes, gas, vapor, mist, and smoke.
Hazardous levels of domoic acid, a natural toxin that accumulates in shellfish, have been linked to warmer ocean conditions in waters off Oregon and Washington for the first time by a NOAA-supported research team, led by Oregon State University scientists.NOAA is supporting research and new tools to help seafood industry managers stay ahead of harmful algae events that are increasing in frequency, intensity, and scope.
This full moon, watch animals of the ice run, swim, slide, waddle, and fly. They are animals of the ice — and how they survive in the harsh extremes of the polar regions is amazing. As the earth continues to warm, however, their world is changing. Learn why sea ice is shrinking and how scientists are studying the impacts climate change is having on their home. Let's get started! Don't miss NOAA Ocean Today's latest 'Full Moon' video series.
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