The rising and falling of the sea is a phenomenon upon which we can always depend. Tides are the regular rise and fall of the sea surface caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun and their position relative to the earth. There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. This bulletin tells you when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between June and August 2017.
Experience the beauty of your national marine sanctuaries with an awesome new online magazine. Sanctuaries are our nation's underwater parks. They're protected for good reason: in this online magazine, you'll find some of the best views and the most amazing wildlife in the country. These treasures make national marine sanctuaries some of the best places to have the adventure of a lifetime. Within their boundaries, you can surf, kayak, fish, dive, whale watch, and more.
Summer is a great time to get outside and spend some time with friends and family, but let’s make sure we’re enjoying the great outdoors responsibly. There are lots of ways to enjoy the summer season while still being kind to the earth. Remember to follow the “3Rs”—reduce, reuse, recycle—whenever possible and make responsible choices when you can. Enjoy the sun and warm weather and make sure you do it debris-free. View these tips to keep the summer break debris free.
Our latest AA update is a guest post from Dr. Steve Thur, Acting Director of NOS's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science: "I'd like to share two recent developments from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). In June, we released a new five-year strategic science plan and officially completed an organizational realignment from five research Centers to an office with three divisions."
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