Storm Sweeps Hawaii, Brings Threat of ‘Catastrophic’ Floods

12/7/2021 - By Caleb Jones. HONOLULU (AP) — A strong storm packing high winds and extremely heavy rain flooded roads and knocked out power across Hawaii, with officials warning Monday of potentially worse conditions ahead. The National Weather Service said the storm brings the threat of “catastrophic flooding” in the coming days… SEE MORE

Red Tide Status Update for December 3, 2021

12/3/2021 - Current Conditions Over the past week, Karenia brevis was detected in six samples along Florida’s Gulf Coast. Thanks to our partners at USF and NOAA, we continue to use satellite imagery to look for patches of elevated chlorophyll as a proxy for algal biomass. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was observed… SEE MORE

NOAA Considers Marine Sanctuary off Hawaiian Islands

11/30/2021 - NOAA announced it is initiating the process to consider designating the marine portions of Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument as a national marine sanctuary. This designation would build on existing management in the marine portions of the monument by adding the conservation benefits and enhanced long-term protection of a national marine sanctuary.… SEE MORE