2022 NOAA Science Report
This newly released report includes more than 60 stories about NOAA’s 2022 research and development accomplishments.
You can't bring a wild dolphin to the veterinarian for a checkup. So when chemical pollution impacts dolphins, NOAA sometimes brings veterinarians to the dolphins. After an oil spill or release of industrial chemicals, it is important to determine if the health of wild dolphins has been impacted. In some cases, a team of scientists and veterinarians may temporarily capture wild dolphins to assess their health.
Seagrasses are plants that grow in semi salty water to full seawater in the intertidal and subtidal zones of the ocean. As one of the most productive ecosystems in the world, seagrasses offer myriad benefits to both humans and the organisms that call them home. In this episode, we explore some of the ecosystem services they offer.
What's it like to work at NOAA? We've updated our career profiles for 2023! Our collection of employee interviews showcase a variety of specialties across the National Ocean Service. Explore nine new career highlights from each of our program offices, ranging from coral reef watershed management to environmental science to communications.
December was an active month for NOAA’s National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). A staggering eight stations observed all-time high water levels — some of which broke records in place for 40 years. The Pacific Northwest was the most affected region, with four locations in the state of Washington observing their highest-ever water levels on record.
In this video message, NOS Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf shares how in 2022 NOAA and our partners recovered over $114 million dollars to restore 6 polluted U.S. waterways.
A record number of loggerhead turtles were found stranded within Mission-Aransas Research Reserve, Texas, in the summer of 2022. Trained volunteers joined forces with scientists to aid in their rescue and rehabilitation. Here, volunteer Andrea Lacandera carries a stranded loggerhead back to the ocean on Mustang Island. (Photo credit: Jace Tunnell)
There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between March and May of 2023.