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Weekly News: September 2008

Ocean Today Kiosk

Ocean Today Kiosk Debuts

The Ocean Today Kiosk debuted on September 27 with the opening of the new Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History. The kiosk presents news and video stories that highlight some of the most interesting, surprising, and pressing issues facing our ocean today. More...

NOAA Sentinel

Sentinels of the Coast

This summer, the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services constructed four new NOAA "Sentinels of the Coast." These yellow, 25-foot-tall sensor-packed stations measure and disseminate real-time water level and weather observations. More...

Gledstanes anchor

19th Century Shipwreck Discovered

A team of maritime heritage archaeologists from NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries have discovered the shipwreck remains of the 1837 British whaling ship Gledstanes. The shipwreck was found off Kure Atoll within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument during a month-long expedition to discover and document shipwrecks in monument waters. More...

Windows to the Sea Education Center, Aransas, TX

Windows to the Sea Center Opens in Texas

NOAA and University of Texas officials recently dedicated a new Wetlands Education Center at the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve in Port Aransas, Texas. Unique in the reserve system and among other environmental centers, the Mission-Aransas 3.6-acre constructed wetland will be used for school tours, teacher training, and adult educational programs and will be open to the general public. More...