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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

6 days agoHumor / 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 weekGenres / 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 weekHumor / 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rebounded thanks to international conservation efforts, but now the debate begins on if certain protections should be rescinded.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

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

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.

Baby Sea Lion Stolen from Mother on L.A. Beach

Investigators with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are looking for people who stole a baby sea lion from its mother on a Los Angeles-area beach Sunday morning. The theft is a federal crime punishable by a $10,000 fine and a year in jail. Show More Summary

Last month was the hottest March since record keeping began

Last month the average global temperature was the highest recorded for March since record keeping began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday. Continue reading ? The post Last month was the hottest March since record keeping began appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

World War II Ship Found Off California Coast

A fascinating piece of World War II history has been found 30 miles off the coast of northern California. Researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Boeing teamed up to locate the USS Independence, an aircraft carrier that saw action in the war and then became a nuclear...

New report shows improving U.S. fishing management, but is it enough?

Here's more evidence that you can manage your way out of a bad situation. This week the National Oceanographic and Atmosphere Administration’s annual census of commercial fisheries that were either already overfished or in danger of becoming overfished dropped to its lowest number since it was...

SungardASVoice: The Amazing Super Powers Of A Supercomputer

It’s no wonder a supercomputer was the top choice for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) when it upgraded its computing resources last autumn. Its mission of predicting weather accurately and to within a few miles necessitates the super powers of supercomputers.

Giant Methane Mass Over The Southwest Baffles Scientists

A giant methane mass over the Southwest United States has scientists baffled. According to reports, the existence of the mass was confirmed by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Although the source is unknown, the giant methane mass was present over the Southwest for at least six years. Show More Summary

Redfish harvest in Gulf waters would resume under NOAA proposal

last monthHobbies / Fishing : Moldy Chum

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal to open redfish harvest in federal waters to the Mississippi guide fleet. Under the plan, proposed by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources,...Show More Summary

Was 2014 Hot Enough for You?

So, it’s official: 2014 was the hottest year on record. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Japan Meteorological Agency both rank it that way while NASA puts it in a statistical tie with 2005 and 2010. I’m...Show More Summary

Map of global carbon emissions

Using data from the Earth System Research Laboratory of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Kennedy Elliott for the Washington Post mapped average grams of carbon dioxide worldwide. As Elliot… Tags: environment, Washington Post

Senators: ocean acidification monitoring critical to nation’s $2.8B shellfish industry

In the letter to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Cantwell called for continued support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Integrated Ocean Acidification Program and the Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS). Show More Summary

Warmest Winter on Record

According to the latest report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the average global land and sea surface temperature for the period of December 2014 through February 2015 was 1.42 degrees Fahrenheit (0.79 Celsius) above the 20th century average. read more

Welcome to Global Warming’s Terrifying New Era

On Wednesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that Earth’s global temperature for February was among the hottest ever measured. So far, 2015 is tracking above record-warm 2014—which, when combined with...Show More Summary

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