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Blue Halo Montserrat Video

4 March 2015, 1:58 pm - via Waitt Institute

The Waitt Institute has expanded its Blue Halo Initiative to Montserrat, building on the recent success in Barbuda. We are partnering with the government and community to help envision, design,...

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New logo for the Blue Halo Initiative!

2 March 2015, 12:20 pm - via Waitt Institute

New look for the Blue Halo¬†Initiative! The Waitt Institute team couldn’t be more excited to officially announce our new Blue Halo logo! Staying true to those clear, blue and turquoise...

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The Last Great Airship: USS Macon

27 February 2015, 4:56 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Launched by the U.S. Navy in 1933, the airship USS Macon was one of the largest flying machines in history, but after just two years of service, disaster struck.

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NOAA announces updated process for nominating new national marine sanctuaries

27 February 2015, 4:56 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

For 40 years, the United States national marine sanctuaries have worked to protect sites ranging from a Civil War shipwreck to coral reefs and tiny atolls. Today, NOAA announced that beginning...

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Education Awards Announced for Sea to Shining Sea

27 February 2015, 4:55 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Through this new award, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of National Marine Sanctuaries intends to recognize outstanding achievement in the fields of...

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Public Cautioned to Avoid Seal Pups

27 February 2015, 4:55 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones and Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuaries advise San Francisco Bay Area and Central Coast beachgoers against interacting with any seal pups they may find on the beach.

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Cordell Bank Like You've Never Seen it Before

27 February 2015, 4:55 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Orange and pink corals, sponges, and anemones emerge through an enormous cloud of widow rockfish. Using strobes and powerful lights that chase the darkness from the deep, a group of expert divers...

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It's Payback Time: ONMS releases plan to curtail invasive lionfish

27 February 2015, 4:53 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

The lionfish invasion sweeping the waters of the southeastern United States, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico is well-documented. We know what we're up against: hordes of venomous, fast-growing...

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Taking Back the Beach: Ocean Guardian Students Battle Invasive Species

27 February 2015, 4:52 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Aliens have invaded the beaches of California. They're small, green, spiky, and they're everywhere. But these invaders aren't from another planet - just another part of our own. And now, with...

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Discover the BLUE Ocean Film Festival

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries is a sponsor and supporter of BLUE, taking place in Monterey, California Aug. 24-29, 2010 at venues overlooking Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

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Aquarius 2010 - If Reefs Could Talk

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live underwater? Well, from October 12-21 you can find out by tuning in to daily broadcasts shot live from an undersea research lab, the only one of...

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NOAA Reports Discovery of Table Coral, Acropora cytherea, Off O'ahu

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA scientists report the discovery of the first known colony of table coral off of the south shore of O'ahu in Hawai'i.

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NOAA Sanctuaries establishes new business advisory council

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has established a new business advisory council to give its director the views of industry leaders as they work with corporate partners in marine...

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21 California schools receive more than $74,000 in NOAA grants to protect the ocean

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has awarded 21 K-12 schools in California with more than $74,000 in grants to help protect the health of the ocean. The schools received a Ocean...

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NOAA Seeks Input on Possible Expansion of Thunder Bay Sanctuary

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Mariners along the U.S. east coast can now download a new iPad and iPhone application that warns them when they enter areas of high risk of collision with critically endangered North Atlantic...

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Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Recognizes Student Scientist

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary presented its Young Marine Scientist Award to eighth-grade student Julie Avetisyan for her biological sciences project, "Effects of an Oil...

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NOAA, University of Hawai'i and National Geographic Channel Announce the Discovery of Top-secret Japanese Combat Sunmarines

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Two World War II Japanese submarines, designed with revolutionary technology to attack the U.S. mainland, have been discovered off the Hawaiian coast of Oahu.

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Announcing the 2014 Voyage to Discovery Essay Contest

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Calling all middle and high school students: the Second Annual Voyage to Discovery Essay Contest is now accepting entries!

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USS Hatteras: Help Solve a Mystery in the Deep!

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

More than 150 years after the USS Hatteras met its final resting place in the Gulf of Mexico, the identities of two African-American sailors who went down with the ship remain a mystery.

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2013 Nancy Foster Scholars Announced

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries has selected three graduate students as national recipients of the Dr. Nancy Foster Scholarship.

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Wreck of Airship USS Macon Added to National Register of Historic Places

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the loss of the U.S. Navy airship USS Macon, NOAA today announced that the wreck site on the seafloor within Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary has been...

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NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Urges Boaters, Paddlers and Pilots to Avoid Disturbing Seabirds

27 February 2015, 4:50 pm - via NOAA National Marine Sanctuary News

With seabird breeding season underway, NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary urges coastal visitors, whether boaters and paddlers or small aircraft pilots, to avoid disturbing...

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