There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.
2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance, a treaty focused on the conservation and wise use of important wetlands. To receive the honor of being designated a Ramsar wetland, candidate sites must fulfill at least one of nine specific criteria. Of the 2,400 sites around the world, 41 are found in the U.S. and three are within the NOAA family — each of which are major stopover points for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway in California.
For the first time, NOAA is launching a national rip current forecast model, aimed at saving lives of beach-goers around the country.
Women who defied social convention and paved the way for scientists, regardless of their gender, to protect, study, and explore the ocean and ocean life.
View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between March and May, 2021.
Tidal Bore. Hadal Zone. Mixotrophy. Sneaker Wave. Gravity Wave. Here are five little-known but fascinating ocean phenomena that will leave you wanting to learn more.
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