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What's New: September 2011

Hawaiian monk seal

U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System Wildlife Data Now Available

In partnership with NOAA and the Monk Seal Research Program, the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (a partner in the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System) is now providing select tracks of information on monk seals in Hawaii. The new data set also includes information on sharks in addition to monk seals. More...

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$36.8 Million to Help Restore Natural Resources Injured by Cosco Busan Oil Spill

State and federal trustee agencies will use most of the funds from a $36.8 million settlement of natural resource damages to restore natural resources injured by the Nov. 7, 2007 oil spill in the San Francisco Bay and to improve Bay Area recreational opportunities impacted by the spill. More...

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September 14 Marked One Billion Seconds of GPS Time

When the atomic clocks in GPS ground-control stations and GPS satellites around the world stuck 1:46 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) on September 14, 2011, they marked a milestone for NOAA and, indeed, the entire planet: One billion seconds of GPS time had gone by. More...

Derelict crab pots

Oregon Marine Debris Effort Nets Tons of Debris, Off-Season Work for Fishermen

After two years and 10,000 work-hours, a unique Oregon partnership is ending its run after collecting tons of debris from the ocean in the Pacific Northwest. The Oregon Fishing Industry Partnership to Restore Marine Habitat, initially funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and led by NOAA, the State of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission, the fishing community, and the Oregon State Police, held a special event on August 20 to celebrate successful culmination of the project. More...