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What's New: November 2011

A map showing the location of the NOAA Ship Ka'imimoana

Improved NOAA Ship Tracker Now Available

Want to know where NOAA's fleet of ships are located right now? With NOAA's newly improved Ship Tracker, it's now easier than ever.This month, the National Ocean Service's Special Projects Office launched a major update to NOAA's Ship Tracker website, serving up a redesigned interface and performance improvements that make this tool faster and easier to use. More...

A NOAA-funded project to provide early warning of harmful algal blooms will help protect the safety of local New York shellfish and enable New York to safeguard its $19 million-a-year commercial shellfish industry.

NOAA Funding to Combat Harmful Algal Blooms

Algae are small, simple plants that can spell big trouble when they produce damaging toxins or are present in excessive quantities. To combat these harmful algal blooms, or HABs, the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science recently announced funding for several projects that will make strides in protecting public health, jobs, and coastal economies. More...

Researchers gently guide the cannon onto the stern of the NOAA research vessel, RV-8501

NOAA Sanctuary Researchers Assist in Recovery of Cannon from Queen Anne's Revenge

On Oct. 26, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries assisted the State of North Carolina with the recovery of a large cannon from the Queen Anne's Revenge, the sunken flagship of the notorious pirate captain Blackbeard. The Queen Anne's Revenge sank off the coast of North Carolina in 1718 when Blackbeard ran it aground while entering an inlet. More...