Celebrate the Ocean
Join us to celebrate and learn about our world ocean during National Ocean Month.
The ocean is home to millions of different forms of life — yet we know surprisingly little about the creatures that live right along our shores, how they interact with each other, or how they're changing as the ocean environment they live in changes. In this podcast, hear how the U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network aims to change that.
The word “plankton” comes from the Greek for “drifter” or “wanderer.” An organism is considered plankton if it is carried by tides and currents, and cannot swim well enough to move against these forces. Some plankton drift this way for their entire life cycle. Others are only classified as plankton when they are young, but they eventually grow large enough to swim against the currents.
Aquaculture. Hurricanes. Wetland benefits. Marine debris. Ports. Tidal flooding. Get "Fast Facts" on these and many other topics from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management. Discover a wealth of demographic and economic information that is quick to read, easy to digest, and easy to grab-and-go. Get the information you need — fast!
We are stronger when we work together. NOAA's Digital Coast provides an exemplary example of this concept. By providing information on this shared platform, all of our products and services have the potential to be seen (and used!) by a much broader audience. This month, I take a look at how collaborative efforts can achieve impactful results.
coastal ocean science
tides and currents