6 things to know about coastal habitat restoration: [ Noaa.gov Link ] via NOAA Fisheries Service

6 things to know about coastal habitat restoration

Featured photo & video --> See the "Last flight from the South Pole," as winter closes in: [ Noaa.gov Link ]

Photo and video: Last flight from the South Pole

Snowpack + snowmelt = water: Snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is at its heaviest in more than 2 decades. What has this meant for California's drought? See [ Noaa.gov Link ] via NOAA's U.S. National Weather Service (NWS)

Snowpack + snowmelt = water

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Interested in Lionfish? This invasive fish with a voracious appetite is a serious threat to coral reefs in the southeast Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean. Join us on March 3, 2017 @1:00pm ET for our Reddit Science "Ask Us Anything" and chat with three scientists on what they know about lionfish and what NOAA is doing to address this threat.

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Unprecedented #Arctic weather has scientists on edge
Sea ice on track for lowest maximum amount on record: [ Noaa.gov Link ] -- NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

Unprecedented Arctic weather has scientists on edge | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Happy #WorldWhaleDay! Celebrate the majesty of whales with us. In case you missed any of our #WhaleWeek 2017 features, take a look here: [ Fisheries.noaa.gov Link ]

Tracking Technology: The Science of Finding Whales - [ Bit.ly Link ]
The Common "Sense" Way to View Majestic Whales - [ Bit.ly Link ]
False Killer Whales: Sentinels of Ocean Health- [ Bit.ly Link ]
Sperm Whales: Revealing the...
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Today's the day: Join us for our #AskScience AMA on reddit from 1-3 pm Eastern/10 am-1 pm Pacific for our Q&A about the important issue of whale entanglement -- and how you can help: Submit your questions or follow the chat at [ Redd.it Link ]. #WhaleWeek NOAA Fisheries Service

#WhaleWeek reddit AUA: The Rising Risk of Whale Entanglement

Today's the day -- first #Okeanos dive of 2017! Plans are for the ship to pull away from Pago Pago, American Samoa, at 9:00 am Samoa Standard Time (SST) (3:00 pm EST) and head directly to the first dive site. Assuming all goes well, ROV Deep Discoverer should reach bottom around 1:00 pm SST (7:00 pm EST) and will stay on the bottom for a little over three hours. Stay tuned for more...
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California’s wet winter led to widespread drought reduction and the trend is expected to continue. In the outlook issued today, forecasters favor improvement or removal of drought across most of the long-term drought areas of California and Nevada through May.
U.S. Drought Outlook: [ Ncep.noaa.gov Link ]
Our monthly global climate analysis is out today from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information - Climate: The globally averaged temperature over land and ocean surfaces for January 2017 was the third highest for the month. Arctic and Antarctic sea ice extents were both smallest on record for January. Learn more about these and other climate conditions in the January 2017 Global...
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Heads up: Your "must-sea" TV from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer is back! Our next expedition begins February 16, (ocean conditions permitting) and you can watch live online through the ship's telepresence technology:
Here's a whale of a story from NOAA Fisheries!
NOAA's newest geostationary operational environmental satellite, GOES-16, captured this incredible imagery of the winter storm that hit Maine yesterday.
Even if you don't have a need for our nautical charts, they also make for great crafts (gift wrapping, cards):
Sperm whale brains are five times heavier than human brains, weighing up to 20 pounds! Learn more reasons why sperm whales are special: [ Fisheries.noaa.gov Link ] #WhaleWeek
Just in time for NOAA's #WhaleWeek!
It’s Valentine’s Day, so take some time today to show our ocean some love. We get a lot from the ocean—food, travel, even clean air to breathe— so return the love by thinking about how you can help…

Love Our Ocean This Valentine’s Day!