NOAA National Ocean Service

The National Ocean Service provides data, tools, and services that support coastal economies and their contribution to the national economy.

Sharpshooting for Science: Studying Whales with Remote Biopsy

[By Megan Ewald, NOAA Office of Response and Restoration] As the vessel speeds through the icy water in pursuit of whales, one...

NOAA Supports Search for WWII Plane Wrecks in the Great Lakes

There are about 120 World War II-era aircraft lying at the bottom of Lake Michigan - training planes which the U.S. Navy used to p...

Infographic: Marine Debris and the Coastal Tourism Economy

Marine debris is a pervasive issue in many coastal areas of the United States, where tourism and recreation account for $124 billi...

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