NOAA: Fewer Central Pacific Hurricanes this Season

6/1/2022 - There is a 60% chance of below-normal tropical cyclone activity during the Central Pacific hurricane season this year, according to NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center and NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, divisions of the National Weather Service. The outlook also indicates a 30% chance for near-normal activity, and only a 10%… SEE MORE
Hurricane Florence on 9/13. Photo credit NOAA/GOES

Get Ready for Another Destructive Atlantic Hurricane Season

5/25/2022 - By Rebecca Hersher. There will be more hurricanes and tropical storms than usual during this year's Atlantic hurricane season, federal forecasters warn. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts 14 to 21 total storms will grow large enough to be named. Of those, forecasters expect 6 to 10 hurricanes, 3 to… SEE MORE

NOAA Researchers Find Massive Rare Sponge Mounds Off California

5/9/2022 - In October 2020, Ocean Exploration Trust’s E/V Nautilus crew discovered something extraordinary—a potential deep-sea sponge reef within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary! The vast mounds of glass sponges and their skeletons are rarely seen anywhere in the world. The discovery is even more unexpected considering the area is generally well explored. The sponge… SEE MORE