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As container ships continue to grow in size and ports — like the Port of Oakland in California — grow more congested by the year, NOAA plays an increasingly critical role in U.S. marine transportation. NOAA services and products improve the efficiency of ports and harbors, promote safety, and help to ensure the protection of coastal marine resources. (Image credit: NOAA National Ocean Service)

U.S. Marine Economy Continues Upward Trend

6/22/2024 by Param Bhatia

By $476 billion contribution helps build a ‘greater, more Climate-Ready Nation’ The American marine economy continued to bolster the nation in 2022 as demonstrated by increased sales and jobs, according to the most recent statistics from the annual Marine Economy Satellite Account (MESA) released by two Department of Commerce agencies —… SEE MORE

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Whether It’s Law Or Not, You Need A Fish Descending Device

6/21/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Tanner Deas. When fishing offshore have you ever experienced fish floating on the surface upon release? Wondering to yourself, “Why won’t that fish go down?” or, “Welp, that’s sharkbait…” Maybe you’ve reeled a fish in from the depths and seen its stomach sticking out of its mouth. This happens when… SEE MORE

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Geoscientists Found the Most Dangerous Part of a Famous West Coast Fault

6/20/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Nikk Ogasa. The most destructive Cascadian earthquakes are likely to slam offshore of Washington state and Vancouver Island, new data reveal. The Cascadia megathrust is a massive fault thought capable of generating devastating magnitude 9 earthquakes similar to the 2011 Tohoku temblor, but its structure has long eluded scientists.… SEE MORE

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Heat Exhaustion or Heat Stroke? Know the Signs of Heat Illness

6/19/2024 by Param Bhatia

By If you are spending any time outside this summer, chances are you’ll be exposed to a lot of sun, high temperatures and humidity. How much heat can a person safely endure? It depends. Much less visible and dramatic than hurricanes, floods and tornadoes, heat is considered the silent… SEE MORE