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Features: April 2010


A Pioneering Dive

Renowned explorer Dr. Don Walsh reflects on his historic 1960 dive in the Marianas Trench, and on what the next 50 years of ocean research may bring.



oil spill

Spill of National Significance - Preparing for Oil Spill Disasters

NOAA scientists and partners provide critical data and information to respond to oil spill disasters in U.S. coastal waters. The United States uses about 700 million gallons of oil every day. We use oil to fuel our cars, heat our homes, make medicines, and produce plastics for toys and radios.