US Coast Guard Cutter Maple at sea in front of the LeConte Glacier. Photo credit: Jonathan.s.kt, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain.
Gulf of Mexico dead zone in July 2017. At 8,776 square miles, this year's dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico is the largest ever measured. Image Courtesy of N. Rabalais, LSU/LUMCON.
A large circular sea ice floe covered with melt ponds and surrounded by smaller floes, as seen from an Operation IceBridge flight on July 17, 2017. Photo credit: NASA/Nathan Kurtz.
Fishing boat leaving harbor, Morro Bay, California
California’s Channel islands are one of the oldest blue parks, providing feeding grounds for wildlife such as gray whales.
Families on the beaches in Hong Kong recreate amid lumps of palm oil. Photo credit: Andy Stokes / Sea Shepherd.
Aerial View of Anne Port, Jersey, United Kingdom.
Path of Hurricane Matthew moving up the East Coast, October 2016. Sand from federal waters will be used as part of a hurricane and storm damage reduction project for Hutchinson Island, Martin County, Florida. Image credit: NOAA.
An Inuit community on Baffin Island.
Interpol-wanted F/V Thunder sinks in the Gulf of Guinea after a 110-day maritime pursuit by Sea Shepherd. Photo courtesy of Sea Shepherd.
The Restoration Center has restored more than 2,000 projects nationwide. You can see what’s happening in your neck of the woods by using the Restoration Atlas, a one-stop review of NOAA’s collective restoration efforts around the country. Visit habitat.noaa.gov.
Photo credit: Greg Leatherman, ECO.
National Vector Shoreline products offer powerful shoreline monitoring and analysis capable of identifying coastal infrastructure change, erosion rates, and establishing future at-risk areas.
Grieg’s Skuna Bay salmon pens are set-up in isolated locations where waters are glacier-fed, with strong tidal currents creating a constant flow of ocean water. Photo credit: Grieg Seafood.
Photo credit: Pacific Northwest LNG.
The AMX-1 Submarine Fiber Optic Cable System connects Florida to South America, the Caribbean, and Central America via eleven landing stations.
Ocean Infinity’s fleet of USVs and AUVs (worth close to $50M) is by far the largest UMV asset fleet out there for commercial use. These are just a few of their assets. Photo courtesy of SeaTrepid International, LLC. (SeaTrepid has partnered with Ocean Infinity to develop a multiple autonomous vehicle program.)
Richard Snow, Chris Flook, Judie Clee, JP Skinner, Michael T. Moore, and Dr Philippe Max Rouja during the 2017 SeaKeeper of the Year Awards Gala.
Deep ocean temperatures were generally high throughout the Paleocene and Eocene, with a particularly warm spike at the boundary between the two geological epocs around 56 million years ago. Temperatures in the distant past are inferred from proxies (oxygen isotope ratios from fossil foraminifera). "Q" stands of Quarternary. Graph by Hunter Allen and Michon Scott, using data from the NOAA National Climatic Data Center, courtesy of Carrie Morrill.