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Archived press releases related to NOS activities:

2009: January | February | March | April | May


5/29/09 NOAA and Partners Seek Comment on Plan to Restore Lower Duwamish River

5/21/09 NOAA, National Association of Black Scuba Divers Explore Shared History

5/21/09 New NOAA Report Offers In-depth Look at Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine Life, Ecosystems

5/04/09 NOAA, U.S. Coast Guard: New Ocean Current Data to Improve Search and Rescue Activities

5/05/09 NOAA, USFWS Study Finds Potential Disease Threats to Washington Sea Otters

5/07/09 New NOAA System Improves Safety and Efficiency of Ships in Lake Charles


4/29/09 NOAA’s “EstuaryLive” Webcast Takes Students on Virtual Field Trip

4/22/09 National System for Marine Protected Areas Launched by U.S. Departments of Commerce and Interior

4/12/09 NOAA Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Celebrates Opening of New Learning Center

4/02/09 NOAA Reports Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument Reef Ecosystems in Good Condition

4/01/09 NOAA Report Calls Flame Retardants Concern to U.S. Coastal Ecosystems




3/26/09 NOAA Ship Nancy Foster Returns to Puerto Rico to Conduct Coral and Fish Habitat Research

3/23/09 NOAA Announces Revised Regulations for California National Marine Sanctuaries

3/17/09 NOAA Launches Online Game that Encourages Students to Learn About Estuaries

3/12/09 NOAA Study: Contaminant Levels Near Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet Similar to Other Parts of San Francisco Bay Area

3/05/09 NOAA and Partners Recognize Newest Business to Join Dolphin SMART Program

3/05/09 NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council Seat




2/11/09 NOAA Offers New Online Media Library Featuring Ocean-Related Photos and Videos

2/09/09 NOAA Cautions Public to Avoid Seal Pups on California Beaches

2/01/09 Volunteers Count Whales in NOAA’s Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary




1/29/09 UNH/NOAA Report: Arctic Region Underprepared for Maritime Accidents

1/27/09 Federal Agencies and Industry Work Together to Restore New Jersey’s Passaic River

1/16/09 NOAA Releases Plans for Managing and Protecting Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

1/12/09 NOAA Twin Otter Aircraft to Support West Coast Ocean Research, Management

1/06/09 NOAA and Partners Share Plan to Restore Delaware River from 2004 Oil Spill

1/05/09 NOAA Names First Woman to Direct National Geodetic Survey



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