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What's New: May 2013

U. S. Army Air Corps photographs of the burning tanker Potrero del Llano in May 1942

Report: 36 Shipwrecks Scattered Across U.S. Sea Floor May Pose Oil Pollution Threat

This week, NOAA presented to the U.S. Coast Guard a new report that finds that 36 sunken vessels scattered across the U.S. sea floor could pose an oil pollution threat to the nation's coastal marine resources. Of those, 17 were recommended for further assessment and potential removal of both fuel oil and oil cargo. More...

NOAA Ship Nancy Foster and Puma UAS launch

Unmanned Aircraft System Launched from NOAA Ship

NOAA recently operated and recovered a Puma Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster. This was one of the first missions of its kind to be conducted from a NOAA ship. More...

NOAA NRT5 surveying Liberty Island in April 2013

NOAA Begins 2013 Post-Sandy Hydrographic Surveys at Statue of Liberty

NOAA kicked off its spring season with post-Hurricane Sandy hydrographic work on April 11. A NOAA navigation response team—equipped with high-tech surveying equipment—began a survey in the waters surrounding Liberty Island and Ellis Island. More...