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The Last Time Carbon Dioxide Levels Were This High, Humans Hadn’t Evolved

This month carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere surpassed 400 parts per million globally for the first time since the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) started tracking it. Concentrations are measured at 40 sites globally including two Arctic sites and a site in Hawaii. Show More Summary

Hawaii Could Face More Hurricanes Than Usual This Season

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

HONOLULU (AP) — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Central Pacific Hurricane Center says the 2015 hurricane season in the region will see more storms than average. Tom Evans, the acting director of the Central Pacific...Show More Summary

Gorgeous Deep-Sea Footage Captured by a Team of Scientists Off the Coast of Puerto Rico

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A team of scientists on a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) expedition captured some gorgeous deep-sea footage off the coast of Puerto Rico. As Quartz notes, expedition streamed footage of their deep-sea dives online so that scientists back on shore could weigh in on objects and critters that went unrecognized by those actually […]

Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Caused High Number of Dolphin Deaths

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that petroleum toxins left over by British Petroleum’s Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010 have caused fatal lung lesions in bottlenose dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico.

Extremely Rare Hawaiian Monk Seal Dies In 'Perplexing' Propeller Accident

A young Hawaiian monk seal, one of the world's most endangered species, was killed by a boat's propeller -- the first such accident in at least 20 years, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The year-oldShow More Summary

Steelhead Report

The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has published a report on the historic populations of steelhead in the Puget Sound. The report identifies and describes fish based on genetics, life history, and geographical, hydrological and habitat characteristics. Show More Summary

World’s first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

All fish are cold-blooded, right? Not anymore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries' Southwest Fisheries Science Center. NOAA researchers published a paper in Science detailing how the opah or moonfish its an

Scientists Announce the Discovery of the First Fully Warm-Blooded Fish—the Opah.

Scientists announced a startling discovery on Thursday: the existence of the only known truly warm-blooded fish—the opah, or moonfish. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) outlined their discovery...Show More Summary

Plants encouraged as CO2 levels reach 400 ppm

Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball is writing on behalf of the plants. The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that global monthly CO2 levels reached 400 ppm. They present this as threatening news, but it is good news for plants and animals. I was involved in a brief to the US Supreme Court opposing…

NOAA Caught Rewriting US Temperature History (Again)

(John Hinderaker) We have written a number of times about how government agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration here in the U.S., have systematically adjusted temperature history to make the past look colder. Show More Summary

Arctic ice melting faster and earlier as scientists demand action

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

There was less ice in the Arctic this winter than in any other winter during the satellite era, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists said on Tuesday. The announcement was consistent with previous predictions that the Arctic would have entirely ice-free summers by 2040, they...

Studies show potential impact of climate on Arctic species

Federal research focuses on Arctic cod northern rock sole Findings of two projects released on April 29 by researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are shedding some light on the potential impact of climate change on some Arctic marine species. … The second study provides good news about the ability of northern rock […]

Pocket Shark: Extremely Rare 5-Inch Specimen Found

It’s not often that you hear of a shark being called ‘adorable,’ but in this case, the adjective fits. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found an extremely rare specimen of a ‘pocket shark’ this week in the holdings...Show More Summary

Second Ever Pocket Shark Specimen Found

last monthHumor / odd : mental_floss

Michael Doosey, Tulane University via Science Daily In 2010, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration caught and froze a collection of fish off the coast of Louisiana to study the feeding habits of sperm whales. Over the past...Show More Summary

Very Rare And Adorable Pocket Shark Discovered

last monthGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Only the second pocket shark ever seen by humans was discovered by scientists during a study conducted by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The first pocket shark find was 36 years ago off the coast of Peru, and there hasn’t been another one seen until now. Read more...

Discovery of the Day: Researchers Find Rare ‘Pocket Shark’ in Gulf of Mexico

last monthHumor / odd : The Daily What

Look out Left Shark, here comes Pocket Shark. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration biologist Mark Grace has discovered an extremely rare, mini-shark in a pile of dead fish, only the second of its kind to ever be seen by a human being. Show More Summary

NOAA Wants Most Humpback Whales Off Endangered Species List

The humpback whale population has rebounded thanks to international conservation efforts, but now the debate begins on if certain protections should be rescinded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries (NOAA) wants to reclassify the giant mammals into 14 groups and take 10 of those populations off of the endangered list. Show More Summary

NOAA Proposes Removing Most Humpback Whales From Endangered Species List

last monthNews : Huffington Post

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday proposed removing more than two-thirds of the world's humpback whales from the endangered species list after 45 years of conservation. NOAA's proposal would consider 10 of the world's 14 distinct populations of the whales "not warranted" for the endangered species list. Show More Summary

Most humpback whales could be removed from endangered species list

last monthHealth : Booster Shots

Most of the world's humpback whales could soon be removed from the endangered species list under a new plan from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the agency announced on Monday.

NOAA: March 2015 Was The Hottest March Ever Recorded

This was easily the hottest March — and hottest January-to-March — on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The post NOAA: March 2015 Was The Hottest March Ever Recorded appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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