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What's New: May 2010

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NOAA Makes It Easier to Access nowCOAST Using Smart Phones

The Office of Coast Survey recently unveiled a new Web service for nowCOAST, a map-based online gateway to ocean and weather observations and forecasts. More...

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NOAA Launches Interactive MPA Mapping Tool

The National Marine Protected Areas Center launched a new interactive online mapping tool that, for the first time, allows users to view boundaries and access data for more than 1,000 marine protected areas (MPAs) in the United States. More...

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New Report Revises Estimate of Worldwide Seamount Distribution

A new estimate of the total number of large and small seamounts found around the world suggests that these massive underwater mountains collectively form one of the largest habitats on Earth — encompassing more of the planet's surface than South America. More...