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Staff from Puerto Rico's Jobos Bay Reserve provide support to members of the community after Hurricane Maria.
National Estuaries Week Gets Active

The country’s research reserves are about more than simply enjoying or experiencing; they’re about doing. These places — and their staff, volunteers, and visitors — conserve, study, educate, clean, restore, and unite. We encourage you to head out to your favorite reserve, get actively involved, and post a photo on social media with #IDidThis. For inspiration, we offer a few examples of the actions the reserves, and the people who love them, have taken to make a difference.

Blooms of harmful algae, like this
Harmful Algal Blooms: Regional Information

If you live near the coast or the Great Lakes, you've probably experienced a harmful algal bloom — HAB for short. Visit our new portal for region-specific HAB information, links, and resources.

NGS aerial imagery screenshot
Dorian Aerial Imagery

From September 4-7, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected U.S. aerial damage assessment images for Hurricane Dorian. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners.

coastal flooding in South Carolina
Fall 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 September and November, 2019.

Divers along the Florida Reef Tract are encouraged to photograph and report the condition of tagged corals that have been treated with antibiotics.
Florida Coral Disease

Florida's coral reefs are experiencing a multi-year outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease. Here is a description of the problem, what NOAA and partners are doing in response to the problem, and how you can help.

The Top 40

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

  1. National Estuaries Week Gets Active
    12 Sep 2019
  2. Harmful Algal Blooms: Regional Information
    12 Sep 2019
  3. Fall 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    9 Sep 2019
  4. Hurricane Dorian Damage Assessment Imagery
    9 Sep 2019
  5. NOAA Responds to Ongoing Outbreak of Coral Disease in Florida
    18 Jul 2019
  6. Assessing Barry's Damage to Coastal Communities from the Air
    17 Jul 2019
  7. NOAA report: Growth in U.S. Ocean Economic Sectors Continues to Outpace Overall Economy
    18 Jun 2019
  8. Summer 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    18 Jun 2019
  9. A Boatload of Nautical Products
    20 May 2019
  10. Skincare Chemicals and Coral Reefs
    13 May 2019
  11. Ocean Tourism and Recreation
    10 May 2019
  12. NOAA Science Helps Restore Coastal Places
    17 Apr 2019
  13. Citizen Science
    11 Apr 2019
  14. Protecting Our Ocean — and Our Bottom Line
    25 Mar 2019
  15. Reaching New Heights
    20 Mar 2019
  16. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    13 Mar 2019
  17. NOAA's Role in Dealing with Oil and Chemical Spills
    12 Mar 2019
  18. Spring 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    6 Mar 2019
  19. NOS Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report
    7 Feb 2019
  20. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    6 Dec 2018
  21. Corals Week 2018
    3 Dec 2018
  22. How do we make nautical charts?
    26 Nov 2018
  23. 2018 Pacific Expeditions: Corals and Clean-Up
    14 Nov 2018
  24. NOAA 2019 Tide Tables are Available
    8 Nov 2018
  25. Nature’s Power to Heal and Teach
    7 Nov 2018
  26. Top Five: Weird Ocean Phenomena
    24 Oct 2018
  27. NOAA Expands Coastal Opportunities for People with Disabilities
    15 Oct 2018
  28. Hurricane Michael: NOAA Damage Assessment Aerial Imagery
    12 Oct 2018
  29. A Guide to Plastic in the Ocean
    20 Sep 2018
  30. Hurricane Florence: NOAA Damage Assessment Aerial Imagery
    18 Sep 2018
  31. High Tide Bulletin: Fall 2018
    7 Sep 2018
  32. High Tide Bulletin: Fall 2018
    7 Sep 2018
  33. Responding to Severe Weather Events
    18 Jun 2018
  34. World Hydrography Day Reddit "Ask Us Anything"
    7 Jun 2018
  35. Hope for Corals: Growing Species Resilience in Coral Nurseries
    7 Jun 2018
  36. NOAA report: U.S. Ocean Economic Sectors Growing Twice as Fast as Overall Economy
    3 Jun 2018
  37. Ten Common Words with Uncommon Meanings in Spill Response
    8 May 2018
  38. Travel and Tourism Week: Ocean Tourism and Recreation Spotlight
    7 May 2018
  39. New real-time data system helps Miami seaport safely bring in ships
    3 Apr 2018
  40. New NOAA Report Looks at National Coastal Flood Vulnerability
    19 Mar 2018
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NOS Career Profiles

Marine Biologist. Geodesist. Graphic Designer. These are just a few of the wide variety of jobs held by people who work for the National Ocean Service. Head over to our Career Profiles to meet some of our staff and get quick links to NOAA careers, volunteerism, and internships.

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