- NOAA issues new guidelines for vessels in glacial fjords Updated: Jul-29-15 7:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - New voluntary guidelines for cruise ships and other tour boats aimed at protecting harbor seals, especially vulnerable nursing pups, in Alaska's glacial fjords were announced Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
- Scientist: Whale deaths off Alaska island remains mystery Updated: Jul-27-15 8:44 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.
- NOAA grant to help Washington monitor toxic algae bloom Updated: Jul-23-15 5:59 pm
SEATTLE - The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is committing $88,000 to help Washington analyze a massive bloom of toxic algae off the coast that have closed some shellfish harvests.
- Another month, another global heat record broken - by far Updated: Jul-20-15 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON - Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.
- Threat of smaller catch looms as Texas shrimp season begins Updated: Jul-20-15 12:38 pm
GALVESTON, Texas - Capt. Juan Ortiz and his mate, Frank Gonzales, scooped Friday's shrimp catch from the culling box into large plastic bins at the RK Seafood docks in San Leon.
- Shellfish mother lode found off Cape May Updated: Jul-19-15 10:34 am
VILLAS, New Jersey - It may be fortunate that nobody has asked Dvora Hart to count the Atlantic sea scallops recently captured by camera images off the New Jersey coast.
- NOAA prepares for Hawaiian monk seal vaccinations Updated: Jul-18-15 12:56 pm
HONOLULU - Marine officials are readying for the possibility of a disease outbreak in Hawaiian waters, hoping to protect the dwindling Hawaiian monk seal population from morbillivirus. The disease has killed thousands of dolphins and seals around the world.
- NOAA seeks funding to repair weather radar on Mount Ashland Updated: Jul-17-15 12:55 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - The white sphere on top of Mount Ashland may be motionless on the outside, but a peek underneath the hood reveals there's a lot of activity going on.
- Annual checkup of Earth's climate says we're in hotter water Updated: Jul-16-15 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON - In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.
- Shallow shoals found in area were Shell vessel was damaged Updated: Jul-13-15 3:23 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A federal agency has found previously undetected shallow shoals in Alaska waters where a ship leased to Royal Dutch Shell PLC was damaged July 3.
- Wary of climate change, Vanuatu villagers seek higher ground Updated: Jul-12-15 6:34 am
TAKARA, Vanuatu - Many people living in this coastal village in Vanuatu believe the March cyclone that sent waves surging through their homes was the latest and most dramatic sign of climate change. They are now considering rebuilding their entire community on higher ground.
- Group ups reward for information on June sea lion killings Updated: Jul-10-15 7:04 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A Cordova group has raised the government reward offered for information on those responsible for killing at least half a dozen Steller sea lions near the fishing community last month.
- US scientists: Warm oceans cause concern of coral bleaching Updated: Jul-06-15 9:26 pm
HONOLULU - Abnormally warm ocean temperatures are creating conditions that threaten to kill coral across the equatorial Pacific, north Pacific and western Atlantic oceans, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Monday.