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News Highlights

There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.

National Marine Mammal Foundation veterinarian performs a dental exam
Studying the health of dolphins after pollution

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.

a satellite view of the Pacific Northwest showing an intense winter storm and cloud cover on December 29, 2022
December 2022 water levels break eight historical records

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.

High tide flooding in Charleston, South Carolina
NOS Fiscal Year 2022: Year in Review

Our Year in Review report covers staff and program office accomplishments during Fiscal Year 2022.

High tide flooding in Charleston, South Carolina
NOAA to Launch Major Advancement in Seasonal High Tide Flooding Predictions

The new model will aid flooding and restoration efforts, and help lessen possible impacts from climate change.

coastal flooding in South Carolina
Spring High Tide Bulletin

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.

The Top 40

Looking for a recent story? Here are our latest 40 posts.

  1. Studying the health of dolphins after pollution
    13 Mar 2023
  2. NOAA Spring High Tide Bulletin
    15 Feb 2023
  3. December 2022 water levels break eight historical records
    19 Jan 2023
  4. NOS Fiscal Year 2022: Year in Review
    18 Jan 2023
  5. NOAA to Launch Major Advancement in Seasonal High Tide Flooding Predictions
    14 Dec 2022
  6. Corals Week 2022
    2 Dec 2022
  7. Meet the International Coral Reef Initiative
    2 Dec 2022
  8. NOAA Winter High Tide Bulletin
    15 Nov 2022
  9. Save Spectacular: Celebrating 50 Years of National Marine Sanctuaries
    21 Oct 2022
  10. Looking Back and Looking Forward
    11 Oct 2022
  11. Hurricane Ian: Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    30 Sep 2022
  12. Ramping Up Renewable Energy: How NOS is helping boost offshore wind energy in the US
    21 Sep 2022
  13. NOAA Fall High Tide Bulletin
    16 Aug 2022
  14. 2021 National Ocean Service Science Report
    20 Jul 2022
  15. Mapping the Gaps in Our Ocean Knowledge with Seabed 2030
    29 Jun 2022
  16. Application Guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report Now Available
    22 Jun 2022
  17. NOAA Summer High Tide Bulletin
    16 May 2022
  18. Container Ship MV Ever Forward is Moving Again
    18 Apr 2022
  19. The NOAA Science Behind Marking the U.S. Census Center of Population
    21 Mar 2022
  20. NOAA Spring High Tide Bulletin
    16 Feb 2022
  21. 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report
    15 Feb 2022
  22. Major Update to NOAA's Coastal County Snapshots
    18 Jan 2022
  23. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    10 Jan 2022
  24. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    22 Nov 2021
  25. Over $130 Million to Restore 10 Polluted Waterways Across the Country
    9 Nov 2021
  26. NOAA Awards $15.2M for Harmful Algal Bloom Research
    27 Oct 2021
  27. NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve
    17 Sep 2021
  28. International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management
    8 Sep 2021
  29. Hurricane Henri Emergency Response Imagery
    24 Aug 2021
  30. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    13 Aug 2021
  31. Coral Reefs and Coastal Communities: Trends from Socioeconomic Surveying in South Florida
    10 Aug 2021
  32. Now Available: Enhanced Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products
    21 Jul 2021
  33. NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Safer Marine Navigation Through PORTS®
    19 Jul 2021
  34. Global Platform Initiates Plan to Save Coral Reefs
    7 Jul 2021
  35. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    11 May 2021
  36. Celebrating 50 Years of Internationally Important Wetlands
    7 May 2021
  37. NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model
    6 Apr 2021
  38. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    1 Mar 2021
  39. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    26 Feb 2021
  40. 5 Ocean Terms You May Not Know — But Should!
    8 Feb 2021