New NOS Mobile Site

You're looking at the National Ocean Service's new mobile optimized website. It's the fastest way to get the content you need on your mobile device, wether it be an iPhone or an Android device or whichever smartphone that you're using.

On the home screen, you'll see that we have Ocean Facts, our latest news and news briefs, and we have our podcasts available.

Let's take a closer look at Ocean Facts. Touch it with your finger, and you get a view of the five most recent Ocean Facts which you can swipe through; you can search all of our facts (over a 160 of them to date) by keyword or by category to find just what you're looking for.

In our news category, you'll find a simple presentation of our news stories, formatted to load quickly so you can read them on the go.

And you can listen to all of our podcasts episodes. We have two versions available. One's an MP3 version. This version will play on any smartphone. And we have an optimized version called 'M4A.' That's an iTunes-optimized version. If you're on an iPhone, you click that with your finger, and it will start playing automatically.

Next, let's see what's under the connect tab. Here's you'll find all of our social media accounts handy in one place. We have our videos on YouTube. We have our photostream on Flickr. You can follow us on Twitter right from your phone, right from your browser. And you can get to us on Facebook. So it's one easy place to get to all of the NOS social media accounts.

And last but not least, we've included an easy way to look up tide and current data for the area where you live. Enter your city, state, or zip code, and you can get real-time or future predicted tide levels and coastal conditions for the nearest tide stations near where you are. Now once you submit a request here you'll be taken to an external website where you can easily view this data. It's a quick and easy way to get tides and current data you need, right from your phone.

That's a quick overview of our site. It's the first version of the site, so we're still working on it. We want to make it the best-possible experience for you. To do that, we need your feedback. Send us a note at and let us know what you think. The site is at