Plastic bottles, foam cups, food wrappers, and other debris on a beach can deter tourists (Photo: Heal the Bay).

What is Marine Debris Program?

8/6/2023 - By Marine debris can be dangerous for wildlife, damage sensitive habitats, and create safety and navigation hazards. But marine debris can also hurt the economy. Marine debris can keep tourists away from beaches, compete with active fishing gear, and reduce commercial catches. How does marine debris impact the economies… SEE MORE
NOAA Fisheries studies marine animals by using a variety of technologies to record underwater ocean sounds. Marine animals live in a noisy habitat with combined noises from humans, nature, and other species. This conceptual illustration shows images of human, marine animal, and environmental sources of sound and approximately proportional sound waves. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

All About Ocean Noise

8/5/2023 - By Sound is the most efficient means of communicating underwater, especially for many marine species. NOAA Fisheries works to better understand how marine animals use sound and the potential impacts of man-made noise on the underwater environment. What Is Ocean Noise? Marine mammals and other aquatic animals have evolved… SEE MORE
A map of the world plotted with some of the most significant climate events that occurred during June 2023. Please see the story below as well as more details in the report summary from NOAA NCEI at link. (Image credit: NOAA/NCEI)

Earth just had its Hottest June on Record

7/28/2023 - By The world just sweltered through its hottest June in the 174-year global climate record. Additionally, Earth’s ocean surface temperature anomaly — which indicates how much warmer or cooler temperatures are from the long-term average — were the highest ever recorded, according to scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Here’s… SEE MORE
Climate Change by NOAA

Ocean Climate Action Plan Information

7/15/2023 - By In the face of climate change, the ocean can be a source of climate adaptation and mitigation solutions that provide co-benefits such as good-paying jobs, sustainable livelihoods and communities, and healthier ocean ecosystems. Ocean-based solutions include, but are not limited to: green shipping, blue carbon, biodiversity conservation and… SEE MORE