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What's New: November 2010

lionfish from 2010 Florida Keys Lionfish Derby

Divers Hunt Invasive Lionfish in the Florida Keys

There are nearly 660 fewer Indo-Pacific red lionfish in the waters of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, thanks to more than 40 teams of divers who participated in a series of 'derbies' aimed at reducing the population of this marine invader in sanctuary waters. More...

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NOAA Releases Interactive California Ocean Uses Atlas Online Data Viewer

The National Marine Protected Areas Center has launched the California Ocean Uses Atlas online data viewer, an interactive application developed in collaboration with NOAA's Special Projects Office. More...

tanker in rough seas

NOAA Adds Wave, Visibility Data to PORTS® Navigational Data System

NOAA recently announced two significant additions—waves and visibility—to its suite of observations available through the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS®) program. These new data are available at five of the nation’s twenty heavy-traffic regions where PORTS is available. More...

Ocean Climate Center at Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

Ocean Climate Center Unveiled at NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary

On October 26, NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary opened its new Ocean Climate Center in San Francisco. The Ocean Climate Center will serve as an ocean and climate change communication center for the Bay Area and facilitate the exchange of technical, scientific, policy, and education information and ideas. More...