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The countdown has begun: We're ready for total solar #Eclipse2017! Are you? See our one-stop page for… read more
The countdown has begun: We're ready for total solar #Eclipse2017! Are you? See our one-stop page for essential resources -- with links to viewing information, #satellite imagery (to come) and more! Visit http://bit.ly/EclipseAug21 (Photo: Pixabay/public domain image of 2012 solar eclipse over Japan.) #science #space #sun #moon #solareclipse #totalsolareclipse #GOES16 #DSCOVR  #satellites @NOAASatellites @NWS @NOAAResearch @nasa | © instagram.com/noaa
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A new NOAA and CIRES study shows the #MontrealProtocol has not only reduced emissions of ozone-depleting… read more
A new NOAA and CIRES study shows the #MontrealProtocol has not only reduced emissions of ozone-depleting chemicals in the United States but it's also reduced climate-altering #greenhousegas emissions! A NOAA researcher prepares to launch an ozone sonde at the South Pole in this 2008 photo. For more go to http://bit.ly/2vV8W1D#nature #earth #science #environment #climate @noaa @noaaresearch @CIRESnews | © instagram.com/noaa
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This image of Tropical Storm Franklin was taken by NOAA's GOES East satellite early morning on August… read more
This image of Tropical Storm Franklin was taken by NOAA's GOES East satellite early morning on August 9, 2017. NOAA also updated its 2017 Atlantic #HurricaneSeason Outlook and here it is, by the numbers: There's a 60% likelihood of 14-19 named storms of which 5-9 could become hurricanes, including 2-5 major hurricanes. For more information about the outlook visit http://bit.ly/2fto5ATFor late-breaking hurricane watches and warnings this season, bookmark hurricanes.gov, hurricanes.gov/mobile, ready.gov/hurricanes and follow the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and NOAA's U.S. National Weather Service at @NWS. #nature #science #sciencesaveslives #HurricaneOutlook #hurricane #tropicalcyclone #tropicalstorm #weather | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA and partners are conducting an expedition on NOAA Ship #OkeanosExplorer to continue collecting critical… read more
NOAA and partners are conducting an expedition on NOAA Ship #OkeanosExplorer to continue collecting critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in the #JohnstonAtoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.All things permitting, dives using a remotely operated vehicle tethered to the ship, are planned most days through July 29, 2017, typically from about 8 am to 5 pm HST (2 pm to 11 pm EDT). Tune in LIVE: Find the livestream of today's dives (this afternoon and evening) at http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov. ----> PHOTO: A likely new yellow species of #pheronematid (possibly Poliopogon) #sponge was observed during the final minutes of the July 23 dive at approximately 2,515 meters (8,250 feet) depth. Image: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (@noaaoceanexploration), 2017 Laulima O Ka Moana.#science #nature #sea #expedition #oceanexploration #HappyFriday! | © instagram.com/noaa
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This green #sponge, the size of a golf ball and discovered in the deepest, darkest ocean areas off #Alaska,… read more
This green #sponge, the size of a golf ball and discovered in the deepest, darkest ocean areas off #Alaska, shows promise in developing new treatments for pancreatic cancer, according to biomedical researchers.Teams at the Medical University of South Carolina and Henry Ford Cancer Center in Detroit — who specialize in studying chemical samples from the ocean ecosystem — studied a sample of green sponge (Latrunculia austini) discovered by #NOAA scientist Bob Stone during a fisheries survey in 2005. Upon examination, the cancer researchers uncovered molecular compounds effective at selectively targeting and killing tumor cells. Read more about this #discovery and ongoing scientific collaboration at http://bit.ly/2eLn4DQ.#science #nature #ocean #coralreef #medicine @NOAAFisheries | © instagram.com/noaa
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Researchers recently completed an 88-day expedition aboard the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai to survey #CoralReefs… read more
Researchers recently completed an 88-day expedition aboard the NOAA Ship Hi'ialakai to survey #CoralReefs in two remote regions in the Pacific Ocean. Check out these Top 10 amazing photos captured during the 2017 journey: http://bit.ly/2tWCmaL ---> Look closely: See the streams of bubbles? Underwater #VolcanicVents near the #Maug Islands release carbon dioxide gas that cause surrounding waters to acidify — a localized example of how carbon dioxide emissions in our atmosphere cause global climate change and ocean acidification. Maug's carbon dioxide vents occur near coral reef ecosystems, allowing scientists to glimpse the future of these ecosystems along a naturally occurring gradient of changing ocean chemistry conditions.#science #nature #sciencesavesreefs #ocean #coral #reef #Pacific @noaaocean | © instagram.com/noaa
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Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing… read more
Two NOAA ships, en route to scientific missions in Alaskan waters, helped locate the missing fishing vessel Destination at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard Marine Board of Investigation. The Destination and its six crew members were lost February 11, 2017, while fishing for snow crab northwest of St. George, #Alaska.Photo: A 3-D image from NOAA Ship Fairweather multibeam sonar. The profile of the F/V Destination is clearly visible, including the bulbous bow to the right, the forward house and mast, equipment (likely crab pots) stacked amidships, the deck crane aft, and the skeg and rudder.Read more at http://bit.ly/2tNyQiN#science #sonar #ship #fishing @noaaomao #NOAACorps @uscg | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA and partners will conduct an expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to continue collecting critical… read more
NOAA and partners will conduct an expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to continue collecting critical baseline information about unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in the Johnston Atoll Unit of the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. All things permitting, ROV dives are planned most days through July 29 typically from about 8 am to 5 pm HST (2 pm to 11 pm EDT). Tune in LIVE: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.htmlFollow the expedition at: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1706/welcome.html#nature #ocean #science #oceanexplorer #OkeanosExplorer #deepsea #exploration #expedition @NOAAResearch | © instagram.com/noaa
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Heading to the beach over the holiday weekend? Keep an eye out for dangerous rip currents! If you know… read more
Heading to the beach over the holiday weekend? Keep an eye out for dangerous rip currents! If you know how to spot rip currents, and how to respond if caught in one, you could save your own life or the lives of others. Join the millions of people who have watched NOAA Ocean Today’s Rip Current Survival Guide and make every summer beach trip a positive one. Watch a preview here, then go watch the full video at http://bit.ly/2ttqd0D. The link is in our profile. For the latest local @NWS weather forecast for the holiday week, head to weather.gov and input your Zip Code.#ripcurrent #ocean#safety #beach #4thofJuly #holiday @noaaocean | © instagram.com/noaa
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It's that time again: Join @noaafisheries for #SeaTurtleWeek 2017! Visit http://bit.ly/2skTKsH for cool… read more
It's that time again: Join @noaafisheries for #SeaTurtleWeek 2017! Visit http://bit.ly/2skTKsH for cool facts, photos and video... #science #seaturtles #turtles #nature #seacreatures #oceanlife | © instagram.com/noaa
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It's #WorldOceanDay! Turn up the volume and let this little video get you up and moving as we celebrate… read more
It's #WorldOceanDay! Turn up the volume and let this little video get you up and moving as we celebrate the wonders of the ocean and its marine life... via @NOAAocean#nature #ocean #science #noaa | © instagram.com/noaa
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Hang ten, everyone! Join NOAA's National Ocean Service @noaaocean for #30DaysofOcean! Throughout the… read more
Hang ten, everyone!Join NOAA's National Ocean Service @noaaocean for #30DaysofOcean! Throughout the month of #June, dive into ocean facts about a variety of topics ranging from the ocean economy to #microplastics to #hydrography and even the depth of the ocean. There's sure to be a fact for everyone!TODAY: Have you ever wondered WHY the ocean has #waves? Watch this video to learn all about waves in less than a minute. (Video also available at: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/wavesinocean.html). #science #nature #oceanfact #ocean #oceanlife #oceanscience #oceanwaves #waves @noaaocean | © instagram.com/noaa
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JUST IN: @NOAA forecasters expect above-normal 2017 #Atlantic #HurricaneSeason --> http://bit.ly/2017AtlanticHurricaneOutlook… read more
JUST IN: @NOAA forecasters expect above-normal 2017 #Atlantic #HurricaneSeason --> http://bit.ly/2017AtlanticHurricaneOutlook (click our profile link) Here’s our 2017 Atlantic #HurricaneSeason Outlook by the numbers: There's a 70% likelihood of 11-17 named storms of which 5-9 could become #hurricanes, including 2-4 major hurricanes. ................... But it only takes 1 storm to devastate a community. Last year produced 5 land-falling storms, including #Matthew that killed 34 people here and 551 in the Caribbean, and caused $10 billion in U.S. losses -- making it one of the deadliest Atlantic storms on record. #AtlanticHurricane season starts June 1, so be prepared NOW. For late-breaking hurricane watches and warnings this season, bookmark hurricanes.gov, hurricanes.gov/mobile, ready.gov/hurricanes and follow the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and NOAA's U.S. National Weather Service at @NWS. NOAA also issued the seasonal outlooks for 2017 Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons. Follow NOAA's National Hurricane Center Twitter feed for the Pacific basin at @NHC_Pacific for late-breaking storm updates.#nature #science #sciencesaveslives #HurricaneOutlook #hurricane #tropicalcyclone #tropicalstorm #weather | © instagram.com/noaa
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Good morning! I’m Theo Stein, a public affairs officer with @NOAA’s Office of Communications. Today,… read more
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Good morning! I’m Theo Stein, a public affairs officer with @NOAA’s Office of Communications. Today, as part of Public Service Recognition Week, I’m taking over the Partnership for Public Service Instagram feed(@rpublicservice) to give you a glimpse of some of the fascinating science that happens every day here at @NOAAResearch David Skaggs Research Center, one of several premier science facilities that make Boulder, Colorado, one of the world centers for atmospheric research.PHOTO: This is one of the many fun parts of my job: hosting reporters, like Grace Hood of Colorado Public Radio, who’s talking here with scientist EricMoglia in this lab where he processes air samples sent from around the world for NOAA’s ongoing greenhouse gas monitoring program. (That’s me onthe far right listening to Eric explain the science to Grace earlier this week). Head on over to @rpublicservice today for more about the awesome work our scientists do on behalf of the American public every day! -- Theo#nature #earth #science #environment @noaa @noaaresearch @rpublicservice#scientists #scienceiscool #PSRW | © instagram.com/noaa
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Hi everyone! This is Theo Stein, public affairs officer with NOAA’s Office of Communications. Tomorrow,… read more
Hi everyone! This is Theo Stein, public affairs officer with NOAA’s Office of Communications. Tomorrow, as part of Public Service Recognition Week, I’ll be taking over the Partnership for Public Service Instagram feed to give you a glimpse of just some of the cool science that happens every day out here at NOAA's David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. Our hardworking scientists and staff are helping understand, protect and conserve our Earth each and every day. Stop by and see me Friday at @rpublicservice ! -- Theo #nature #earth #science #service #stewardship #environment @noaa @noaaresearch #scientists #PSRW @rpublicservice | © instagram.com/noaa
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Heads up, NOAA Ship #OkeanosExplorer fans: TODAY May 1, from 2 pm-4 pm ET, (11 am-1pm PT) we're hosting… read more
Heads up, NOAA Ship #OkeanosExplorer fans: TODAY May 1, from 2 pm-4 pm ET, (11 am-1pm PT) we're hosting another @Reddit​ "Ask Us Anything" online Q&A -- this time with NOAA scientists on a new expedition to explore unseen deep-water areas of the Pacific Ocean! Details at http://bit.ly/2oQTyM7. OR: Click our profile link to head directly to the #reddit event page at https://redd.it/68lirn [Photo: Remotely operated underwater vehicles Seirios and Deep Discoverer are prepared for deployment on the aft deck of NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. 2016. Credit: NOAA.] #science #nature #Pacific #ocean @noaaoceanexploration #exploration #expedition #research #NOAAShip | © instagram.com/noaa
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Join us THIS MORNING, April 27 at 10 a.m. ET/ 9 a.m CT/ 7 a.m. PT for a @Reddit Science "Ask Us Anything"… read more
Join us THIS MORNING, April 27 at 10 a.m. ET/ 9 a.m CT/ 7 a.m. PT for a @Reddit Science "Ask Us Anything" Chat with 4 NOAA scientists: "Tornado! Talk Severe Weather Research & Prediction with NOAA" --> https://redd.it/67uonnSpring has arrived -- and with it, efforts to study and learn to better predict severe weather like tornadoes. Severe weather touches every U.S. state. #Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds and floods are real threats to lives and property. NOAA's Hazardous Weather Testbed and VORTEX-SE study are designed to learn more about storms, helping improve our prediction abilities and bring you better forecasts. * This live event is being hosted by the @NOAAResearch and the NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory. Ask your questions now at: https://redd.it/67uonn (or click our profile link.) [Photo: NOAA NSSL]#Science #nature #tornado #funnelcloud #twister #reddit | © instagram.com/noaa
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Isn't nature amazing? This Earth Day, we celebrate the majesty and diversity of marine life and wildlife.… read more
Isn't nature amazing?This Earth Day, we celebrate the majesty and diversity of marine life and wildlife. If you're planning a nature-inspired outdoors trip this spring or summer, be sure to read our list of the best 5 ways to responsibly view wildlife, from @NOAAFisheries: http://bit.ly/2oxZ8D2Happy Earth Day to all, from your friends at @NOAA! [About this photo: Whale tail and shearwater seabirds, Cape Cheerful, Unalaska, 2005. BarbaraRone/NOAA.] #nature #science #EarthDay #EarthWeek #whale #whaletail #seabirds | © instagram.com/noaa
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Happy Friday to all: Here's our #EarthDay-eve 'Moment of Zen': This video was taken by Lt. Nick Morgan,… read more
Happy Friday to all: Here's our #EarthDay-eve 'Moment of Zen': This video was taken by Lt. Nick Morgan, operations officer on NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler in September 2016. Dolphins caught up to the ship and swam alongside: “This was probably about 40 nautical miles off of Cape Fear, North Carolina ... They swam with us for just about 24 hours. The bulbous object is the bulbous bow of the ship.” – Lt. Morgan#science #nature #dolphins #wildlife #CapeFear #NorthCarolina  #NOAACorps @noaaomao @noaaocean | © instagram.com/noaa
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We’re thrilled that two NOAA websites are nominated for 2017 Webby Awards -- and are also eligible for… read more
We’re thrilled that two NOAA websites are nominated for 2017 Webby Awards -- and are also eligible for People’s Voice Webby Awards! NOAA.gov, the agency’s flagship website was nominated in the “Government and Civil Innovation” categy. The  NOAA Climate.gov Climate Explorer site, a part of the U.S.Climate Resilience Toolkit, was nominated in the “Best Visual Design - Function” category.@TheWebbyAwards recognize the very best of the Web. Winners are selected by the 2,000-member International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; The Webby People’s Voice Award for each category is chosen by YOU, the public we serve. If you’re a fan of our sites, please consider showing your support today: ---> Vote for NOAA.gov at http://bit.ly/WebbysVoteNOAAgov and ---> Vote  for NOAA’s Climate Explorer at http://bit.ly/WebbysVoteNOAAClimateExplorer Webby People's Voice Voting is open until Thurs., April 20th at 11:59 p.m. PST at. The winners will be announced April 25, 2017.Thank you to our ever-expanding NOAA social media community members for your continued support of NOAA and noaa.gov.#science #nature #website #Webbys #WebbyAwards @noaa and @noaaclimate | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is embarking on a research project to identify hidden shipwrecks… read more
NOAA's Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary is embarking on a research project to identify hidden shipwrecks within the sanctuary! From April through August, Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary will lead four different teams using advanced technologies to push the boundaries of underwater archaeological survey and seek yet-to-be-discovered shipwrecks within the sanctuary. > Learn more at http://bit.ly/2nZrB4w (In this photo, a NOAA diver swims over the shipwreck site of the wooden two-masted schooner Portland within Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Credit: Tane Casserley/NOAA). #nature #science #sea #shipwreck #GreatLakes @noaasanctuaries #marinesanctuary | © instagram.com/noaa
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Tornadoes, some of the most violent storms on the planet, kill more people in the southeastern United… read more
Tornadoes, some of the most violent storms on the planet, kill more people in the southeastern United States than anywhere else in the country.This month, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory kicked off the second year of VORTEX-SE, a research program designed to understand how environmental factors and terrain in the southeastern U.S. affect tornadoes in that region. VORTEX-SE, shorthand for Verification of the Origins of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment-Southeast, will also look at how people learn of the threats posed by these storms and how they respond to protect their lives and property.This study, which runs March 8 through May 8, brings together 40 physical and social science researchers from 20 research organizations. Scientists will deploy NOAA’s P-3 aircraft, 13 vehicles, five mobile radars, one fixed radar and other instruments in northern Alabama.PHOTO: Thunderstorms in the Great Plains, such as this supercell that produced a tornado near #Burwell, #Nebraska, June 16, 2014, are different from storms in the southeastern United States. That's why this spring, NOAA scientists and partners are deploying instruments near #Huntsville, #Alabama, as part of the VORTEX-SE research project. (Credit: Courtesy of Gabe Garfield) > Learn more about this @noaaresearch project to unlock the mysteries of these storms:  http://nssl.noaa.gov/projects/vortexse#nature #science #sciencesaveslives #supercell #thunderstorm  #tornadoes #tornado #twister  #severeweather #noaa #VORTEXse | © instagram.com/noaa
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On this St. Patrick's Day are you wearing green? This Taylor’s #sea hare (Phyllaplysia taylori) does… read more
On this St. Patrick's Day are you wearing green? This Taylor’s #sea hare (Phyllaplysia taylori) does every day — and for good reason. Its distinctive green color and brown-black markings perfectly camouflage it from hungry predators in the eelgrass beds where it lives and grazes on algae. Also known as the green or eel grass sea hare, it can be found on the western coast of North America, from Nanaimo, British Columbia, to San Diego, California. This photo was taken at the Greater #Farallones National Marine Sanctuary on Feb. 10, 2017 (Photo by Jennifer Stock/NOAA). To learn more about this and other amazing creatures found in #NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries, visit at http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/. #science #nature #seahare #mollusk #ocean #earthisblue @noaasanctuaries | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA's newest geostationary #satellite, #GOES16, captured this imagery of the winter #storm that freezing… read more
NOAA's newest geostationary #satellite, #GOES16, captured this imagery of the winter #storm that  freezing rain and snow over a large portion of the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern today, March 14, 2017.This imagery was created with the Advanced Baseline Imager's Band 2, or red-visible band, which capitalizes on the imager's enhanced resolution to offer meteorologists a closer, more detailed look at the structure of the #clouds and the near-storm environment. Note the formation of the low-level circulation just off the coast of Delaware, the shadows cast by the high clouds onto the lower clouds, and the wave features atop the cloud bands moving from the southwest to the northeast. *To see more imagery and animations from GOES-16, visit our image gallery at goo.gl/a0UbtI.Note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and undergoing testing and should not be used operationally.#scienceiscool #space #noreaster #noaa @noaasatellites @nasa | © instagram.com/noaa
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Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard… read more
Detecting and predicting lightning just got a lot easier. The first images from a new instrument onboard NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite are offering NOAA National Weather Service (@NWS) forecasters richer information about lightning that will help them alert the public to dangerous weather. The first lightning detector in a geostationary orbit, the Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM), is transmitting data never before available to forecasters. Find out more at http://bit.ly/2lwmM6a.This GLM animation from @noaasatellites and @nasa reveals lightning in clouds from a severe weather system that impacted #Texas on February 14, 2017, and also triggered several tornado reports. (It's also available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/Jcx7gv-LaKs.) #nature #science #satellites #space #sky #clouds #lightning #weather #NOAA #GOES16 @nws | © instagram.com/noaa
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It's #InvasiveSpeciesWeek: Learn more about the #lionfish invasion during our @reddit Science "Ask Us… read more
It's #InvasiveSpeciesWeek: Learn more about the #lionfish invasion during our @reddit Science "Ask Us Anything" TODAY, March 3, at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. Head over to the live event page to submit your questions to our 3 scientists: https://redd.it/5xaaav. (Video by @noaaocean)#nature #science #invasivespecies #fish #noaa #reddit | © instagram.com/noaa
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Here comes the suns: These #satellite images of the sun were captured at the same time on January 29,… read more
Here comes the suns: These #satellite images of the sun were captured at the same time on January 29, 2017, by #GOES16's Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUVI), a telescope that monitors the sun in ultraviolet wavelengths. As it does so, SUVI can compile full-disk solar images around the clock that scientists can use to enhance their forecasts of space weather.The SUVI  offers six wavelength channels that allow for the observation of a range of solar phenomena. Learn more and download images from @NOAASatellites at http://bit.ly/2lTkX08.#nature #science #satellites #space #sun #solar #spaceweather | © instagram.com/noaa
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Today's the day: Join us for our #AskScience AMA on @reddit from 1-3 pm Eastern/10 am-1 pm Pacific for… read more
Today's the day: Join us for our #AskScience AMA on @reddit from 1-3 pm Eastern/10 am-1 pm Pacific for our Q&A about the important issue of whale entanglement -- and how you can help us save the whales: Submit your questions or follow the chat at https://redd.it/5ult6o. (Click our profile link) About this photo: A whale's tale entangled in discarded fishing gear prior to being rescued. Credit: Ed Lyman/@NOAASanctuaries (Photographed under MMHSRP permit # 932-1905). #NOAA #WhaleWeek @noaafisheries @noaasanctuaries #science #nature #whales #whalerescue #redditAMA | © instagram.com/noaa
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Heads up: Your "must-sea" TV from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer scientists and crew is back! Our next expedition,… read more
Heads up: Your "must-sea" TV from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer scientists and crew is back! Our next expedition, CAPSTONE, starts today, February 16, and you can watch live starting at 7 p.m. ET online through the ship's telepresence technology.From today to March 2, NOAA and partners will use NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to explore unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa, with an emphasis on Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa and National Park of American Samoa.Ocean/weather conditions permitting, we'll be diving daily February 16 through February 28 -- with live video from the ship's remotely operated underwater vehicle. Learn more at http://bit.ly/2kSYfqg (see our profile link). -->About this photo: Experience the striking #pink hue of the fringing #reef at Rose Atoll Marine National Monument. Credit: Wendy Cover/NOAA.#nature #science #sea #exploration #Pacific #CAPSTONE #expedition #AmericanSamoa #RoseAtoll #OkeanosExplorer #NOAA @noaaoceanexploration  @noaaresearch | © instagram.com/noaa
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Here's another very popular "Valentine from nature" --> This heart-shaped #cloud was captured by NOAA’s… read more
Here's another very popular "Valentine from nature" --> This heart-shaped #cloud was captured by NOAA’s GOES-13 #satellite on 6/1/11. Get the story and download the image at: http://bit.ly/2lNezXb (Image: @NOAASatellites)#science #satellites #space #Florida #coast #Valentine #nature #noaa#HappyValentinesDay | © instagram.com/noaa
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Reposting this super-popular "Valentine from nature" ---> WE #HEART THE #ARCTIC: On this #Valentine's… read more
Reposting this super-popular "Valentine from nature" ---> WE #HEART THE #ARCTIC: On this #Valentine's Day, if you can't be with the one you #love, love the #planet we live on... Have a great day, everyone!About this image: A heart-shaped #melt #pond, #Beaufort Sea, August 2009. From the photo collection of Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, #National #Ice Center, http://www.natice.noaa.gov/#amazing #nature #science #environment #NOAA | © instagram.com/noaa
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Join us for #WhaleWeek, February 13-17! We’re celebrating these majestic giants of the sea, and we do… read more
Join us for #WhaleWeek, February 13-17! We’re celebrating these majestic giants of the sea, and we do mean giants. Did you know whales are the largest animals to ever live on #Earth? Some are larger than prehistoric dinosaurs. This aerial photo of bowhead whales was taken on April 29, 2011, above the icy waters of the Arctic. (Marine Mammal Permit: 14245) Credit: Amelia Brower, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, @NOAAFisheries Service.  For more information visit http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/stories/2017/02/whale-week-2017.html -- or click our profile link.#nature #science #sea #ocean #NOAA #whales #conservation #noaafisheries | © instagram.com/noaa
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Our GOES-16 satellite captured this view of the moon as it looked across the surface of the Earth on… read more
Our GOES-16 satellite captured this view of the moon as it looked across the surface of the Earth on January 15, 2017. Like earlier GOES satellites, GOES-16 will use the moon for calibration. For more about the first images from GOES-16, click our profile link.#nature #science #GOES16 #satellite #space #moon #earth #sky #spacecraft@NOAASatellites @NASA | © instagram.com/noaa
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The latest step in a new age of weather satellites is here! This composite color full-disk animation… read more
The latest step in a new age of weather satellites is here! This composite color full-disk animation of Earth was created from images was taken January 15, 2017, by NOAA's GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. The GOES-16 satellite, situated in geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above Earth, will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings. Seen in this video are North and South America and surrounding oceans. More info on GOES-16's first images: http://bit.ly/2jQhzUD#science #satellites #satellite #nature #Earth #space #GOES16 @NOAASatellites @NASA | © instagram.com/noaa
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Join us for our @reddit AUA today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT on #microplastics in our ocean: https://redd.it/5nj6d1 There… read more
Join us for our @reddit AUA today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT on #microplastics in our ocean: https://redd.it/5nj6d1There are lots of concerns about the impacts of microplastics such as how do they interact chemically with the marine environment? Are marine species ingesting them? And are chemicals from the plastics moving up the food chain? The majority of marine debris found around the world is made of plastic and can range from microbeads smaller than a sesame seed up to an 11-ton mass of abandoned fishing nets. Over time these plastics break down into what is called microplastics (smaller than five millimeters in size). Today, January 12, is your chance to chat with two NOAA Marine Debris Program scientists on what we can and are doing to help -- Submit your questions for our scientists now at https://redd.it/5nj6d1 (see our profile link). Photo credit: NOAA #noaa @NOAAOcean #science #scientists #reddit #ocean #nature #conservation  #marinedebris | © instagram.com/noaa
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As we say good-bye to 2016 we’re sharing some of your favorite photos from NOAA Instagram. Thanks for… read more
As we say good-bye to 2016 we’re sharing some of your favorite photos from NOAA Instagram. Thanks for joining us - and Happy New Year!#amazing #nature #sciencesaveslives #space #skies #storm #NOAA #satellites #NWS #science #NOAASatellites #environment #ocean #coral #deepsea #Okeanos #NOAAResearch #seaturtle #noaafisheries #NOAAoceanservice  #sanctuaries | © instagram.com/noaa
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This incredible critter is an #angel, a sea angel that is! These #sea snails have no shell and inhabit… read more
This incredible critter is an #angel, a sea angel that is! These #sea snails have no shell and inhabit the shallow, cold waters of the Arctic, Northern Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. Like their namesake, these graceful pteropods ’fly’ through the water by flapping a small pair of wings at the front of its body.  Sea angels are clear with some orange/red internal coloring and are usually less than 2 inches long. This one was seen during a NOAA expedition in the Beaufort Sea off the coast of Alaska. Learn more about NOAA’s Office of Ocean Exploration at www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov #Scienceiscool #amazingnature #nature #science #seacreatures #ocean #NOAA | © instagram.com/noaa
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Now that winter is finally here, and we’re all bundled up and ready for the holiday season, make sure… read more
Now that winter is finally here, and we’re all bundled up and ready for the holiday season, make sure you’re prepared for the weather in the coming weeks. #NOAA's @NWS has 6 winter weather forecast tools that will help you prepare for whatever lies ahead: Tools such as weather.gov to find your local forecast, snow coverage maps and hourly weather graphs will help you to figure out where, when and how much snow, ice and wind is predicted — important information to share with your friends and family. Be a "snow-it-all": Visit http://bit.ly/2hHsE9D. See our profile link. [About this photo: A snowy day along #WingraCreek, University of Wisconsin Arboretum, #Madison, #Wisconsin on December 4, 2016. Credit: Brady Phillips/NOAA.] #nature #weather #winter #science #snow #snowstorm @uwarboretum | © instagram.com/noaa
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Just in: In a new study out today, 116 scientists from 18 countries found that human-caused climate change… read more
Just in: In a new study out today, 116 scientists from 18 countries found that human-caused climate change increased the probability and severity of many extreme events that occurred across globe in 2015: http://bit.ly/2hyICTH Scientists found that human activities -- such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use -- influenced specific extreme weather and climate events last year including heat waves, drought, humidity, heavy rainfall, tropical cyclones, high tide flooding, Arctic sea ice extent and  even the increased amount of sunshine in Great Britain. NOAA scientists served as four of the six lead editors on the report published by the Bulletin of the @American Meteorology Society.* Access the full report and images at: http://bit.ly/2hyICTHAbout this photo: Fire personnel on the site of the Aggie Creek Fire, 30 miles northewest of Fairbanks, Alaska July 14, 2015. Credit: Alan Vandiver via inciweb.org (http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/photograph/4323/7)#science #nature #climate #climatechange #wildfires #NOAA @NOAAncei @NOAAresearch #AGU16 | © instagram.com/noaa
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JUST IN: Unprecedented #Arctic warmth in 2016 triggers massive decline in sea #ice, #snow; warmer temperatures… read more
JUST IN: Unprecedented #Arctic warmth in 2016 triggers massive decline in sea #ice, #snow; warmer temperatures also bring record-breaking delay to fall sea-ice freeze: http://bit.ly/2hK6H6G (or click our profile link). Now in its 11th year, the @NOAA-sponsored Arctic Report Card, released today at the annual American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco, is a peer-reviewed report that brings together the work of 61 scientists from 11 nations who report on air, ocean, land and ecosystem changes. It is a key tool used around the world to track changes in the Arctic and how those changes may affect communities, businesses and people.About this @USInterior photo: A aerial view of the North Fork of the Koykuk River, August 19, 2016. Credit: Carl Johnson / @NationalParkService / #GatesOfTheArctic National Park and Preserve#ArcticReportCard @NOAAresearch @NOAAclimate #science #nature #climate #climatechange #ArcticOcean #AGU16 | © instagram.com/noaa
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The ocean is loud... and getting louder, especially for these whales. Join our 3 NOAA scientists TODAY,… read more
The ocean is loud... and getting louder, especially for these whales. Join our 3 NOAA scientists TODAY, Thursday, December 8th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET for a Reddit "Ask Us Anything" about ocean noise. Dr. Leila Hatch, Dr. Jason Gedamke, and Dr. Jenni Stanley will be there to answer your questions about why sound is so important to marine organisms and what NOAA is doing to understand and reduce the threat of human-produced noise. See the link in our profile!#ocean #oceanlife #oceannoise @noaasanctuaries @noaaocean | © instagram.com/noaa
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Did you know that levels of underwater noise from human activities has increased dramatically? And that… read more
Did you know that levels of underwater noise from human activities has increased dramatically?  And that ocean noise can affect marine animals and habitats in complex ways. Marine species use their hearing to communicate, find food and mates, avoid predators, and navigate— so sound is critical to survival. Join us on December 8th from 1-3 pm EST for a Reddit "Ask Us Anything" as scientists discuss ocean noise and what NOAA is doing to reduce this threat. For more information visit https://t.co/Bs6e4ISCx6#nature #science #sea #ocean #exploration #NOAA #noaafisheriesThis is a photo of a humpback whale and calf in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary. (permit 774-1714-1200) Credit: Ed Lyman NOAA | © instagram.com/noaa
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GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral,… read more
GOES-R, the first of NOAA’s highly advanced geostationary weather satellites, lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 6:42 pm EST on November 19th. The satellite will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and timely forecasts, watches and warnings. This photo was taken by NASA a split second after the Atlas V launch vehicle left the pad. #science #satellites #space #spacecraft #launch #NOAA #NASA #GOESR | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA is preparing for the launch of its newest geostationary weather satellite on November 19 at 5:42… read more
NOAA is preparing for the launch of its newest geostationary weather satellite on November 19 at 5:42 pm EST. In this photo an Atlas V rocket carrying NOAA's GOES-R satellite is rolled to the launch pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex-41. Visit http://go.usa.gov/x8ZCT for the latest launch information. (NOAA photo)#science #satellites #space #spacecraft #launch #NOAA #NASA #GOESR | © instagram.com/noaa
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Peek-a-boooo! — Another sea creature in #disguise. Can you guess what it is? Check back later for the… read more
Peek-a-boooo! — Another sea creature in #disguise. Can you guess what itis? Check back later for the answer. ----------------------------ANSWER: A bunch of you got this one right from the start! Look closely to find an #octopus camouflaged among the #corals in this NOAA photo taken along the coast of Asuncion Island in the Pacific Ocean. Talk about a clever Halloween #disguise! For humans, disguises are all about fun and games at this time of year, but for many sea creatures it can be a matter of life and death. Marine animals use various forms of #camouflage (i.e., colors, shapes and/or patterns that blend in with the surroundings) to disguise themselves to look like either their habitat or something else entirely. Their goal is the same, however: to go unnoticed by predators or easily sneak up on unsuspecting prey. To learn more, see http://bit.ly/2erCR5D.Wishing all of you a  #HappyHallomarine (that's @NOAA-speak for Halloween)! #Scienceiscool #amazingnature #nature #science #seacreatures #ocean #Halloween #NOAA #octopus @noaaocean | © instagram.com/noaa
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Bwaa-ha-ha... Halloween is here and marine life are in on the fun. Can you “sea” a creature lurking in… read more
Bwaa-ha-ha... Halloween is here and marine life are in on the fun. Can you“sea” a creature lurking in disguise in this photo? If yes, what is it?Check back later today for the answer. -------------------------------Answer: @MikePlane was the first to get it correct! Look closely, and you will see a #devil #scorpionfish at the top of this NOAA photo taken in the waters off Fiji. It is just one of many sea creatures who are true masters of #disguise. They have short appendages that closely resemble algae and coloration that matches their surroundings. Because they are so well #camouflaged, scorpionfish are accomplished ambush #predators that lie motionless on the bottom until their unwary prey venture too close to their large mouth and get sucked in. Scorpionfish also have poisonous dorsal and pectoral spines that can deliver an excruciating sting. Scientists are still learning about all the "tricks" marine animals use to camouflage themselves, but you can learn more about this by visiting http://bit.ly/2erCR5D.#Scienceisfun #amazingnature #nature #science #ocean, #NOAA @NOAAOcean#Halloween #seacreatures | © instagram.com/noaa
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Are you winter-ready yet? NOAA’s U.S. #WinterOutlook predicts a warmer, drier South and a cooler, wetter… read more
Are you winter-ready yet? NOAA’s U.S. #WinterOutlook predicts a warmer, drier South and a cooler, wetter North. Plus: Drought is expected to persist in California and expand in the Southeast. *Get the full story and temperature and precipitation map images at http://go.usa.gov/xkv7F (or click our profile link). About this photo: Washington, D.C.'s Tidal Basin frozen over in 2015. Courtesy of Dave Bentley, who submitted this great shot to the @NWS Photo Contest. The Washington Monument (left) and Jefferson Memorial (right) are seen in the background.#nature #science #winter #winterweather #snow #ice #frozen #NOAA @NWS #DC #WashingtonDC #WashingtonMonument #JeffersonMemorial #TidalBasin | © instagram.com/noaa
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From October 11-16, 2016, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey collected imagery of areas in North Carolina… read more
From October 11-16, 2016, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey collected imagery of areas in North Carolina to help assess damage caused by river #flooding due to heavy rains in the aftermath of #HurricaneMatthew. The images were collected for specific areas identified by FEMA (@FEMA) and NOAA's National Weather Service (@NWS). See before-and-after images at oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/oct16/flooding.html (or click the link in our profile). Image: Before-and-after images of Goldsboro, North Carolina. "After" photo taken Oct. 15. #nature #science #hurricane #Matthew #NorthCarolina #NC @NOAAOcean #aerialimages | © instagram.com/noaa
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From October 7-10, 2016, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment photos… read more
From October 7-10, 2016, NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment photos of more than 1,200 square miles in the aftermath of #HurricaneMatthew. The images were collected for specific areas identified by FEMA (@FEMA) and NOAA's National Weather Service (@NWS). See before-and-after images at www.oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/oct16/hurricane-matthew.html (or click the link in our profile). Image: Before and after photo of Edisto Beach, South Carolina. After photo taken Oct. 9. #nature #science #hurricane #Matthew #EdistoBeach #SouthCarolina #SC @NOAAOcean #aerialimages | © instagram.com/noaa
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BREAKING: From NOAA’s National Hurricane Center 11 am EDT update on #HurricaneMatthew (see full statement… read more
BREAKING: From NOAA’s National Hurricane Center 11 am EDT update on #HurricaneMatthew (see full statement on Facebook at facebook.com/NWSNHC): "Hurricane Matthew has made landfall. Aircraft reconnaissance and land-based radar data indicate that the center of circulation has crossed the coast of South Carolina southeast of McClellanville near the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Matthew is centered at 11 a.m. EDT about 55 miles south-southwest of Myrtle Beach, S. Car., and 100 miles southwest of Cape Fear, N. Car. Maximum sustained winds are near 75 mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to remain near hurricane strength while the center is near the coasts of South Carolina and North Carolina. On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will continue to move near or over the coast of South Carolina today, and be near the coast of southern North Carolina by tonight.A Hurricane Warning continues from north of North of Altamaha Sound to Surf City. A Hurricane Watch continues from north of Surf City to Cape Lookout. A Tropical Storm Warning continues from north of Surf City to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds. Hurricane and tropical storm conditions are expected to continue over the warning area in Georgia and South Carolina this afternoon, and spread northward elsewhere within the warning area through tonight.The combination of a dangerous storm surge, the tide, and large and destructive waves will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline..." *For storm information specific to your area, including possible inland watches and warnings, please monitor products issued by your local National Weather Service forecast office - www.weather.gov. Get the very latest on Matthew by going directly to the NHC website at www.nhc.noaa.gov/#MATTHEW (click on our profile link) and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NWSNHC#nature #science #satellite #space #hurricane #Matthew @NWS @NOAASatellites @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter | © instagram.com/noaa
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From NOAA’s National Hurricane Center 5 pm EDT #HurricaneMatthew update on Facebook: “Hurricane Matthew… read more
From NOAA’s National Hurricane Center 5 pm EDT #HurricaneMatthew update on Facebook: “Hurricane Matthew is causing devastation along the northeast coast of Florida. It's centered at 5 p.m. EDT abpit 40 miles (70 km) east of Jacksonville. Maximum sustained winds are near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Although weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours, Matthew is expected to remain a hurricane until it begins to move away from the southeastern United States on Sunday.On the forecast track, the center of Matthew will continue to move near or over the coast of northeast Florida and Georgia through tonight, and near or over the coast of South Carolina on Saturday.A Hurricane Warning is in effect from north of the Flagler/Volusia county line in Florida too Surf City, North Carolina. A Hurricane Watch from north of Surf City to Cape Lookout. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from the Volusia/Brevard county line to the Flagler/Volusia county line, and from north of Surf City to Duck, including Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds.The combination of a dangerous storm surge, the tide, and large and destructive waves will cause normally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising waters moving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach the following heights above ground if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide:Flagler Beach, Florida, to Edisto Beach, South Carolina, including portions of the St. Johns River...6 to 9 ftVolusia/Brevard county line to Flagler Beach, Florida...4 to 6 ftEdisto Beach, South Carolina to Cape Fear, N.Car....5 to 7 ftCape Fear to Duck, North Carolina, including portions of the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds...2 to 4 ftIf you are being told by emergency managers to evacuate, then do so!” For more information regarding this hurricane, go directly to the NHC website at www.nhc.noaa.gov/#MATTHEW (also in our profile link) and follow them on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic#nature #science #satellites #space #hurricane #Matthew #Florida @NWS @NHC_Atlantic @noaasatellites | © instagram.com/noaa
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From NOAA’s National Hurricane Center update on Facebook (posted ~ 9:15 a.m. EDT) “The eyewall of #HurricaneMatthew… read more
From NOAA’s National Hurricane Center update on Facebook (posted ~ 9:15 a.m. EDT) “The eyewall of #HurricaneMatthew is brushing the coastline of north-central Florida. The eye itself is located about 45 miles southeast of Daytona Beach. During the past hour, a wind gust to 68 mph (109 km/h) has been reported at Daytona Beach.A Hurricane Warning is in effect from Sebastian Inlet, Florida, to the South Santee River, South Carolina. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect from Jupiter Inlet to Sebastian Inlet, north of the South Santee River to Surf City, and, on Florida's west coast, from the Anclote River to the Suwanee River. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect from Anna Maria Island to the Anclote River. Interests elsewhere in the Florida Peninsula and in the Carolinas should monitor the progress of Matthew.If you are being told by emergency managers to evacuate, then do so!" **For the most recent information regarding this hurricane, go directly to the NHC website at www.nhc.noaa.gov/#MATTHEW (see our profile link). **For a list of social media accounts to follow, including @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter, please see: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/social_media/accounts.htmlPlease be safe, everyone.#nature #science #satellite #Hurricane #Matthew #Florida @NWS @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter | © instagram.com/noaa
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From NOAA's National Hurricane Center 8 pm EDT update on #Hurricane #Matthew (Facebook post): "The eye… read more
From NOAA's National Hurricane Center 8 pm EDT update on #Hurricane #Matthew (Facebook post): "The eye of extremely dangerous Hurricane Matthew is over the the western end of Grand Bahama Island as of 8 pm EDT, or about 75 miles east of W. Palm Beach, Florida. Reports from a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds are now near 130 mph (210 km/h) with higher gusts - Matthew is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely while the hurricane moves toward the coast of Florida. On the forecast track, the eye of Matthew should move away from Grand Bahama Island during the next few hours, and move close to or over the east coast of the Florida peninsula through Friday night.A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Northwest Bahamas, and along the U.S. east coast from Boca Raton, Florida, including Lake Okeeschobee, northward to the South Santee River, South Carolina. A Tropical Storm Warning along the southeast coast of Florida from Ocean Reef to south of Boca Raton, the Florida Keys from the Seven Mile Bridge eastward including Florida Bay, and, on Florida's west coast, from the Anclote River to Suwannee River. Also from north of the South Santee River, S. Carolina to Surf City, North Carolina. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect on the west coast of Florida from Englewood to Anclote River. Interests elsewhere in the Florida Peninsula, the Florida Keys, and in the Carolinas should monitor the progress of Matthew." *** For the latest forecast information on Matthew round-the-clock, please click the link in our profile (http://www.hurricanes.gov/#MATTHEW) and follow @NHC_Atlantic and @NWS on Twitter. #nature #science #satellite #space #HurricaneMatthew #Florida @NOAASatellites | © instagram.com/noaa
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Hurricane Matthew pounding the Bahamas: #NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this image of Hurricane… read more
Hurricane Matthew pounding the Bahamas:#NOAA's GOES-East satellite captured this image of Hurricane Matthew in the Bahamas and on its way to the Florida coast at 1445 UTC on October 6, 2016.According to the most recent advisory from NOAA's National Hurricane Center (11:00 am EDT), Matthew is located about 180 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida. The eye of Hurricane Matthew is moving toward the northwest near 14 miles per hour between Andros Island and Nassau in the Bahamas. This general motion is expected to continue today with a turn toward the north-northwest tonight or early Friday (10/7). On the forecast track, Matthew should cross the northwestern Bahamas later today and move close to or over the east coast of the Florida peninsula through Friday night.Matthew's intensity has increased to that of a Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale, with maximum sustained winds near 140 mph with higher gusts. Forecasters say that some additional strengthening is possible, and Matthew should remain a Category 4 hurricane while it approaches the Florida coast.For the latest information on #Matthew, stay tuned to www.hurricanes.gov/#MATTHEWm and @NHC_Atlantic on Twitter and your local @NWS forecast office.#science #satellites #space #hurricane # Florida #Bahamas | © instagram.com/noaa
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With its solar array stowed in a clean room at Lockheed Martin, NOAA's #GOESR satellite is fully assembled… read more
With its solar array stowed in a clean room at Lockheed Martin, NOAA's #GOESR satellite is fully assembled and ready for our November launch! Got questions? Join us TODAY Oct. 6 at 1 pm EDT/10 am PDT, join us for a *live* #science #reddit "Ask Us Anything" online chat about GOES-R at: https://redd.it/5652sz (see our latest profile link). Our experts Greg Mandt and Dr. Steve Goodman are taking questions about anything you want to know about this revolutionary new satellite. More details about the event and our experts can be found at: www.nesdis.noaa.gov/reddit via @NOAASatellitesPhoto: Courtesy of Lockheed Martin.#science #satellites #space #spacecraft #launch #NOAA #NASA | © instagram.com/noaa
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Calling all space and spacecraft fans! It's 1 month and counting until the launch of NOAA's #GOESR satellite… read more
Calling all space and spacecraft fans! It's 1 month and counting until the launch of NOAA's #GOESR satellite on November 4, and it's time to start the #Countdowntolaunch--who's excited!? Learn more about the state-of-the-art satellite, its mission, and the team behind it at www.nesdis.noaa.gov/goes-r, @NOAASatellites.#science #satellites #space #spacecraft #rocketlaunch | © instagram.com/noaa
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Put your tray tables in the upright position, fasten your seat belts and .... Join us TODAY, Sept. 22… read more
Put your tray tables in the upright position, fasten your seat belts and .... Join us TODAY, Sept. 22 at 1 pm EDT for a @reddit Science "Ask Us Anything" online chat with #hurricane scientist Dr. Frank Marks (left) and P-3 pilot Commander Justin Kibbey (right) on "The Science of Hurricane Hunting to Improve Forecasts." Submit your questions now at: http://bit.ly/redditAMAhurricane (see our profile link, too.) #nature #science #hurricanes #hurricanehunter #pilot #tropicalcyclone @NOAAResearch @NOAAOMAO | © instagram.com/noaa
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Tropical Storm #Madeline (far left) is passing well south of #Hawaii, while #Hurricane #Lester (center)… read more
Tropical Storm #Madeline (far left) is passing well south of #Hawaii, while #Hurricane #Lester (center) continues its trek toward the Hawiian islands. This September 1 image is from NOAA's GOES-West satellite. For the latest forecast, watches and warnings for Lester, visit NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/tcpages/?storm=Lester. #nature #science #satellite #space #hurricanes #tropicalcyclone #NOAA @NWS | © instagram.com/noaa
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2:56 pm EDT updated post: #Hermine has been upgraded to a hurricane and continues to threaten the #Florida… read more
2:56 pm EDT updated post: #Hermine has been upgraded to a hurricane and continues to threaten the #Florida coastline, as shown in this image from #NOAA's GOES-East satellite today, September 1. For the latest forecast on Hermine, visit NOAA's National #Hurricane Center at www.hurricanes.gov and follow @NHC_Atlantic and @NWSNHC on Twitter. **If you are in the path of this storm, please prepare, keep your NOAA Weather Radio set to "on" and heed instructions from your local emergency management agencies.#nature #science #satellite #space #tropicalcyclone #hurricane @NWS | © instagram.com/noaa
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In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Part of the most… read more
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean lies the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. Part of the most remote island archipelago on Earth, the monument is home to more than 7,000 marine species -- including coral, fish, seals, turtles, whales and several shipwrecks -- and serves as the final resting place for more than 3,000 sailors and soldiers who served during World War II. Today, President Obama expanded the monument by 442,781 square miles, bringing the total protected area to 582,578 square miles and making it the world's largest marine protected area. With this designation, this cultural, historical and ecologically significant marine protected area will be protected and preserved for future generations.Here, Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument Deputy Superintendent Randy Kosaki stops by the water cooler (cooler water?) to check in on a spotted #moray (in center) at Maro Reef in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Photo Credit: Greg McFall/NOAAFollow @noaasanctuaries and @noaaocean for more!#nature #science #Hawaii #marine #monument | © instagram.com/noaa
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On August 14, the NOAA National Geodetic Survey began collecting damage assessment imagery in the aftermath… read more
On August 14, the NOAA National Geodetic Survey began collecting damage assessment imagery in the aftermath of the recent severe storms that caused significant flooding in #Louisiana. Aerial imagery is being collected in specific areas identified by FEMA and the National Weather Service, @nws.#NOAA's aerial imagery aids safe navigation and captures damage to coastal areas caused by a storm. Aerial imagery is a crucial tool to determine the extent of the damage inflicted by flooding, and to compare baseline coastal areas to assess the damage to major ports and waterways, coastlines, critical infrastructure, and coastal communities. This imagery provides a cost-effective way to better understand the damage sustained to both property and the environment.This image shows #Abbeville, Louisiana. To see more images, please follow @noaaocean.Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this disaster.#nature #flooding #Louisiana #disaster | © instagram.com/noaa
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Be happy! It's Friday, everyone! Always an interesting find, this #Chaunax, a type of #frogfish, delighted… read more
Be happy! It's Friday, everyone!Always an interesting find, this #Chaunax, a type of #frogfish, delighted the science team on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during a dive at Pagan, one of the largest underwater volcanoes in the Marianas Arc.With crushing pressures, freezing temperatures, and total darkness, you might think the deep sea is devoid of life. You'd be wrong. Follow @noaaoceanexploration, the only federal organization dedicated to exploring our unknown ocean, as they unravel the mysteries of the deep, expanding our understanding of the ocean, so that we can better manage and protect its many resources.PLUS: Starting July 29 through August 15, join @noaaoceanexploration on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer during an expedition as they dive -- using a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) -- to explore the unknown deep waters around #WakeIsland within the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument. Exploration video from the seafloor will be streamed LIVE to the oceanexplorer.noaa.gov website. This area has never been explored by a ROV before, so whatever we see, it will be for the first time -- and you can watch right along with us! More at http://bit.ly/2aizMBQ (click our profile link) and on Instagram at @noaaoceanexploration.#nature #science #sea #ocean #exploration #Pacific #expedition #OkeanosExplorer #NOAA @NOAAReseach | © instagram.com/noaa
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TODAY from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT: Tune into our @reddit Science AMA "NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite: Changing… read more
TODAY from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT: Tune into our @reddit Science AMA "NOAA’s GOES-R Satellite: Changing the Future of Hurricane Forecasting" and chat live with Dr. Steve Goodman, GOES-R’s Senior Scientist, and Andrea Schumacher, CIRA Research Associate and GOES-R/JPSS Satellite Liaison to the National Hurricane Center.NOAA's GOES-R satellite is scheduled to launch this fall.Steve will tell you all about the advanced instruments aboard GOES-R, like the Advanced Baseline Imager, which collects high-resolution data faster than ever before, and the first ever Geostationary Lightning Mapper, a revolutionary new instrument that will measure lightning over the Americas and its oceans. Andrea will explain how hurricanes develop and how scientists and forecasters will use GOES-R data to predict and track these destructive and fascinating phenomena!Ask them anything! Go to https://redd.it/4twfcl (see this link in our profile). (Image: GOES-R rendition)#science #satellites #space #GOESR #hurricanes #forecasting #lightning #redditAMA @NOAASatellites | © instagram.com/noaa
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Got plans for July 21st? How about joining an InstaMeet with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker… read more
Got plans for July 21st? How about joining an InstaMeet with U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker for the change-of-command of the NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler? Up to 8 folks will be selected for this ceremony at NOAA's Marine Operations Center in Norfolk, Virginia. Application details are here: http://commerce.gov/HasslerInstameet Apply soon - deadline is Friday, July 15!#science #NOAA #boat #ship #scienceatsea #ocean @NOAAOMAO #NOAACorps #OMAO #marine #nautical @CommerceGov | © instagram.com/noaa
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Happy Independence Day! Wherever you're celebrating, have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. #science… read more
Happy Independence Day! Wherever you're celebrating, have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July. #science #nature #independenceday #oceans #weather | © instagram.com/noaa
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It's #SharkWeek at NOAA ... Did you know: Whale sharks are the largest non-mammal vertebrate in the world,… read more
It's #SharkWeek at NOAA ... Did you know: Whale sharks are the largest non-mammal vertebrate in the world, standing out as the largest fish in existence! They are mostly solitary and nomadic, spending much of their lives wandering the high seas alone. Whale sharks can stand on their tails. Each whale shark's spot pattern is unique as a fingerprint. Find out more about these beautiful, gentle creatures with these surprising facts: http://1.usa.gov/28YCL1UDr. Eric Hoffmayer, a NOAA shark expert, knows a thing or two about whale sharks. He once came upon 100 whale sharks at one time. He would love to determine the location of newborn whale sharks, which still remains a mystery to science. Learn more about his work: http://1.usa.gov/291G8pN Follow @NOAAFisheries on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for great shark photos, features & more.Photo: Whale shark. Dave Witting/NOAA Fisheries#SharkWeekNOAA #shark #whale #whaleshark #noaa #noaafisheries #science #sea #nature | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA researchers recently reported that the global coral bleaching event that started in 2014 could extend… read more
NOAA researchers recently reported that the global coral bleaching event that started in 2014 could extend well into 2017. >> Join @noaaocean on Thursday, June 30 for a @reddit "Ask Us Anything" online chat with 3 NOAA scientists on the longest global coral bleaching event on record -- and what we can do, and are doing, to help. Details: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/june16/reddit-coral.html (see our profile for the shortlink, http://1.usa.gov/28ZM4zu )PHOTO: This NOAA image shows an extensive stand of severely bleached coral at Lisianski Island in #Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (#Hawaii) documented during an August 2014 #NOAA research mission.#science #nature #ocean #coral #coralreef #coralbleaching #reddit #redditAMA | © instagram.com/noaa
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#SeaTurtleWeek Fact and today’s Reddit Science AMA details! A sea turtle hatchling’s DNA can be used… read more
#SeaTurtleWeek Fact and today’s Reddit Science AMA details!A sea turtle hatchling’s DNA can be used to trace the ancestry of specific nesting populations, says NOAA Fisheries scientist Peter Dutton. Building a turtle’s family tree helps scientists better understand breeding patterns, reproductive success, survival rates and the ratio of males to females — leading to better assessments of the status of sea turtle populations. Want to know more? Ask scientist Peter Dutton your questions about sea turtle genetics during a live Reddit Science “Ask Me Anything” chat on World Sea Turtle Day, TODAY June 16, from 1-3 pm EDT. Find a clickable link in our profile description: https://redd.it/4od035.For more about NOAA Sea Turtle Week 2016, follow @NOAAFisheries.Photo: This baby green sea turtle has places to go and people to meet! It’s one of our most popular images.#science #nature #sciencesavesseaturtles #WorldSeaTurtleDay #seaturtle #turtle #ocean #SeaTurtleWeek | © instagram.com/noaa
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Happy #WorldOceanDay! To celebrate, we have some trivia to test your knowledge about our ocean. Do you… read more
Happy #WorldOceanDay! To celebrate, we have some trivia to test your knowledge about our ocean. Do you know why the ocean is salty? Salt in the ocean comes from rocks on land. Some areas of the ocean are saltier than others. You can read more about this process at oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/whysalty.html.This is just one of many amazing facts about our ocean. Follow @noaaocean for more. In this photo, see methane mussels living at the edge of a underwater brine pool in a cavern at a depth of 650 feet in the Gulf of Mexico. The pool of brine in the foreground is nearly four times as salty as seawater and is so dense that a submarine can float on the pool (In fact, this photo was shot from a submarine). #science #nature #salt #ocean #oceanfact  #30DaysofOcean | © instagram.com/noaa
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TODAY, JUNE 1 at 1 p.m. ET: Join us on the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season 2016 for a Reddit… read more
TODAY, JUNE 1 at 1 p.m. ET: Join us on the first day of the Atlantic hurricane season 2016 for a Reddit Science "Ask Me Anything" live chat with NOAA lead seasonal forecaster Dr. Gerry Bell. He'll answer questions starting at 1 pm ET on hurricane season forecasting, NOAA's seasonal outlooks and more: https://redd.it/4m0jnq You can also find the link in our profile.#science #nature #hurricane #Atlantic #HurricaneSeason #NOAA @NWS #redditAMA | © instagram.com/noaa
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JUST IN: #NOAA forecasters expect near-normal 2016 ‪#‎Atlantic‬ ‪#‎HurricaneSeason‬ - http://1.usa.gov/1U0TvWD Today… read more
JUST IN: #NOAA forecasters expect near-normal 2016 ‪#‎Atlantic‬ ‪#‎HurricaneSeason‬ - http://1.usa.gov/1U0TvWDToday we released our 2016 Atlantic hurricane season outlook: There's a 70%likelihood of 10-16 named storms of which 4-8 could become hurricanes, including 1-4 major hurricanes.A near-normal prediction for 2016 hurricane season *suggests* more activity in the Atlantic is possible than the last 3 below-normal years.But remember: It only takes 1 storm to devastate a community.Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1, so be prepared NOW. Forlate-breaking hurricane watches and warnings this season, bookmark http://www.hurricanes.gov/, hurricanes.gov/mobile, mobile.weather.gov, andfollow the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center on Twitter at @NHC_Atlantic and NOAA's U.S. National Weather Service at @NWS.NOAA also issued the seasonal outlooks for 2016 Central Pacific and Eastern Pacific hurricane seasons -- see http://www.hurricanes.gov for more. Follow NOAA's National Hurricane Center Twitter feed for the Pacific basin at @NHC_Pacific for late-breaking storm updates. ‪#‎ItOnlyTakesOne‬IMAGE: Hurricane Joaquin, 2015.#science #nature #instascience #satellites #space #hurricane#hurricaneoutlook #tropicalcyclone ‪ | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA's powerful Global Forecast System Model was upgraded today, providing #forecasters with a more accurate… read more
NOAA's powerful Global Forecast System Model was upgraded today, providing #forecasters with a more accurate 4-D picture of how a #weather system will evolve. The upgrade is the latest of a number of model improvements rolling out this spring and summer, thanks to increased #supercomputing power #NOAA acquired earlier this year. Here we see the GFS Model visualized on NOAA’s #Science on a Sphere. Gray, blue and white colors depict moisture in the on May 11, 2016, over North America. Find a hotlink ( http://1.usa.gov/1rGwFNc) for more information on the May 11, 2016, GFS upgrade in our profile.Via @nws | © instagram.com/noaa
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A vertical viewpoint from a research drone helps @NOAA and @woodshole_ocean scientists determine the… read more
A vertical viewpoint from a research drone helps @NOAA and @woodshole_ocean scientists determine the health of critically #endangered North Atlantic right whales. This image was taken by a remotely controlled hexacopter operated by the team of scientists from the deck of a 55 foot sailboat while studying the right whales in Cape Cod Bay. The hexacopter will collect samples of the whale's "blow," which the whale exhales with each breath. Scientists will analyze photos of the whales and genetic materials from the blow samples to better understand the external and internal condition of the whales. More about this aerially accessed research: http://bit.ly/24HafgrPhoto: John Durban and Holly Fernbach, NOAA; Michael Moore, WHOI.#science #nature  #ocean #whale  For more, follow @noaafisheries here and on Facebook & Twitter. | © instagram.com/noaa
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BEAUTY IN MOTION:This stunning jellyfish was captured at a depth of approximately 3,700 meters by a remotely… read more
BEAUTY IN MOTION:This stunning jellyfish was captured at a depth of approximately 3,700 meters by a remotely operated vehicle tethered to the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer as the scientists explored the informally named "Enigma Seamount" near the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.Scientists were able to identify this hydromedusa as belonging to the genus Crossota. Note the two sets of tentacles — short and long. To learn more, WATCH THE VIDEO: http://1.usa.gov/21OZ684Find out about the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer mission and access more cool images and video at http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1605/welcome.html.#nature #ocean #science #oceanexplorer #OkeanosExplorer #deepsea #exploration #expedition #jellyfish #seamount #Marianas @NOAAResearch | © instagram.com/noaa
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LOOKING AT EARTH IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: Brought to you by our team at @noaasatellites. Happy #EarthDay,… read more
LOOKING AT EARTH IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT: Brought to you by our team at @noaasatellites.Happy #EarthDay, everyone! The Earth appears to the human eye as a pale blue dot from space, but that is due to the way that our eyes and brains interpret the light reflected from the surface. Some organisms, such as those that see ultraviolet light, see the world in a different array of colors. The VIIRS sensor on the Suomi NPP satellite can also see the world differently, with its 22 channels each tuned to detect a different portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.This image uses near-infrared and shortwave infrared energy instead of the standard red, green, and blue light that the human eye has evolved to detect. By using infrared energy rather than visible light, the colors indicate differences in temperature rather than what they look like. For example, instead of appearing just white, clouds are shades of yellow, orange, and red depending on their elevation. More at http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov. [Credit:  NOAA/NASA.] #EarthDayNOAA #science #nature #satellite #space #NOAA #NASA #SuomiNPP #earth #instacool | © instagram.com/noaa
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Today, we predict #tornado outbreaks up to 7 days in advance. But new research holds the promise that… read more
Today, we predict #tornado outbreaks up to 7 days in advance. But new research holds the promise that sea surface temperatures, thousands of miles away, may help us predict tornado outbreaks as soon as 1 to 3 MONTHS ahead. See our feature story at http://1.usa.gov/1NouQbZ.The tornado pictured above moved through Manitou, Oklahoma, on November 7, 2011. That year was a particularly active year for tornadoes in the U.S. [Photo by Chris Spannagle, a research meteorologist at CIMMS/OU/@NWS Warning Decision Training Branch in Norman, Oklahoma.] #sciencesaveslives #science #research #weather #severestorm #funnelcloud #NOAA @NWS @NOAAResearch #tornadoes #nature | © instagram.com/noaa
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It’s last light for NOAA’s scientists at the South Pole Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. When the sun… read more
It’s last light for NOAA’s scientists at the South Pole Atmospheric Baseline Observatory. When the sun sets today, it won’t rise again until October. Check out this story at 1.usa.gov/1PksWZj #science #nature #NOAA #SouthPole #climate #research #noaaclimate #spring | © instagram.com/noaa
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At seven miles below the surface of the sea you'd expect things to be pretty quiet, right? Not so, according… read more
At seven miles below the surface of the sea you'd expect things to be pretty quiet, right? Not so, according to recordings released by NOAA and its science partners.  Turns out there's almost constant noise down there! https://t.co/K4GU2d6L9RIn this photo US Coast Guard officers retrieve the NOAA hydrophone in November 2015 from Challenger Deep. The device captured 23 days of sound from whales, ship traffic, earthquakes and a typhoon passing over the surface. (NOAA)#scienceatsea #science #ocean #deepsea #seafloor #explore #expedition #nature #noaa #noaaresearch | © instagram.com/noaa
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NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory is leading a new research project in the southeastern United… read more
NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory is leading a new research project in the southeastern United States to learn more about the environmental factors that may affect tornadoes in that part of the country. For more about this project visit https://t.co/JH0kmCVZP2 Photo from NOAA's National Weather Service, courtesy of Brad Goddard#sciencesaveslives #science #weather #NOAA #NWS #NSSL #science #storm#nature #funnelcloud #tornadoes #stormclouds #BeAForce #BePrepared#WeatherReadyNation #NOAAResearch | © instagram.com/noaa
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Happy Valentine’s Day! This unique heart shaped cloud formation off the coast of Florida was captured… read more
Happy Valentine’s Day! This unique heart shaped cloud formation off the coast of Florida was captured by NOAA’s GOES-13 spacecraft on the first day of hurricane season, June 1, 2011. http://1.usa.gov/1QzuTT6. #sciencesaveslives #science #nature #NOAA #GOES #satellite #valentinesday | © instagram.com/noaa
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Get ready for Jason-3! Launch scheduled for Jan. 17, 2016: Jason-3 is the newest satellite in a series… read more
Get ready for Jason-3! Launch scheduled for Jan. 17, 2016:Jason-3 is the newest satellite in a series designed to maintain long-term satellite altimetry observations of global sea surface height. These data provide critical ocean information that forecasters need to predict devastating hurricanes and severe weather before they arrive onshore. Over the long term, Jason-3 will help us to track global sea level rise, an increasing threat to the resilience of coastal communities and to the health of our environment.Jason-3 scheduled for launch aboard a #SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on January 17, 2016 at 10:42:18 a.m. PST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The launch window allows for a second attempt on January 18 at 10:31:04 a.m. PST.For updates and live viewing info, visit http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/jason-3/ via @NOAASatellites [IMAGE: JASON-3 satellite rendition.] #Jason3 #NOAA #NASA #space #spacecraft #satellite #climate #sealevelrise | © instagram.com/noaa
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Thankfully, you won’t find Spirobranchus giganteus, more popularly known as the Christmas tree worm,… read more
Thankfully, you won’t find Spirobranchus giganteus, more popularly known as the Christmas tree worm, eating your fir tree this year. The common name for these worms is derived from their appearance, not their habitat or diet. Christmas tree worms come in a variety of bright colors. They aren’t very big, averaging about 1.5 inches long. Get the full story from @NOAAOcean at http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/xmas-tree.html.Happy Friday, everyone!#nature #science #ChristmasTree #worms #ocean #reef #NOAA | © instagram.com/noaa
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Even if you don’t live near a #coral reef, you can still have an impact on them. Awareness is a big step… read more
Even if you don’t live near a #coral reef, you can still have an impact on them. Awareness is a big step towards changing behaviors that threaten reefs, and ensuring your impact on reefs is a positive one. We all need to be aware of the importance of, and threats to, coral #reefs. Visit www.coralreef.noaa.gov to learn about some of the actions—both little and big—that you can take to help #conserve coral reefs. You will find that even small changes in your daily routine can make a difference.In this image, a scuba diver explores NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary.Follow @noaaocean for more #CoralsWeek images and facts... | © instagram.com/noaa
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Did you know that, per unit area, #coral #reefs support more species than any other marine environment?… read more
Did you know that, per unit area, #coral #reefs support more species than any other marine environment? Reefs also rival rainforests in the amount of #biodiversity they support. Thousands of creatures rely on coral reefs for their survival. Hidden beneath the #ocean waters, reefs are also some of the oldest ecosystems on the planet, reflecting thousands of years of history. Although individual coral polyps are tiny, they create the largest living structures on earth—some reefs are visible from space!. In this image, colorful reef fish swim among vibrant corals in the Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument.Follow @noaaocean for more #CoralsWeek images and facts! | © instagram.com/noaa
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It's #CoralsWeek! Join @noaaocean this week as we celebrate the beauty and importance of our coral reef… read more
It's #CoralsWeek! Join @noaaocean this week as we celebrate the beauty and importance of our coral reef ecosystems. This photo showcases the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, home to some of the most healthy and vibrant #coralreefs in the northern Gulf of Mexico with some coral formations growing as large as a small car! Photo credit: GP Schmahl/NOAA#coralreef #biodiversity #marinelife #science #nature #reef #noaa | © instagram.com/noaa
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Winter is around the corner, so how cold and wet could it get? NOAA's National Weather Service issued… read more
Winter is around the corner, so how cold and wet could it get? NOAA's National Weather Service issued its outlook for the months of December, January and February. Across the country, it's a mixed bag - cold and wet weather is favored in the South, while warmer temperatures are favored in the Northern & Western states (including Alaska). El Nino is likely to exert a strong influence over our weather, which could mean good news for drought-stricken states; however, for California, one season of above-average rain and snow is unlikely to remove four years of drought. For more on the Winter Outlook visit: http://1.usa.gov/1PvfNRJ#sciencesaveslive #amazingnature #instacool #NWS #NOAA #NWS #science #weather #winter #frozen #ice #cold #snow #blizzard #nature #brrrr #elnino | © instagram.com/noaa
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As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirmed… read more
As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, NOAA scientists confirmed the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into the new year, prompting the declaration of the third global coral bleaching event ever on record.Waters are warming in the Caribbean, threatening coral in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, NOAA scientists said. Coral bleaching began in the Florida Keys and South Florida in August, but now scientists expect bleaching conditions there to diminish.MORE: See maps and download a @NOAAOcean coral bleaching infographic at: http://1.usa.gov/1L1ymd7.About this photo: A small colony of #cauliflower coral showing both partial bleaching and mortality.​ ​Some of the dead portion of the colony is covered in red algae. [Credit: #NOAA.] #science #sciencesavescorals #nature #ocean #Hawaii #Caribbean #Florida #coral #reef #bleaching #GlobalCoralBleaching | © instagram.com/noaa
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A "fire hose" of tropical moisture, also known as an atmospheric river, has doused the #Carolinas in… read more
A "fire hose" of tropical moisture, also known as an atmospheric river, has doused the #Carolinas in record rainfall and triggered life-threatening flash #floods. This animated water vapor loop depicting the content of water in the atmosphere shows Hurricane #Joaquin bypassing the U.S. after pounding the Bahamas, and a separate area of low pressure spinning across the Southeast U.S. that helped stream historically heavy #rainfall inland. This imagery, taken from #NOAA's GOES East satellite, is from October 1 to October 5, 2015. Video created by @noaasatellites.#science #satellite #watervapor #nature #rain #flood #atmosphericriver #SC #southcarolina | © instagram.com/noaa
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This stunning image of Hurricane Joaquin is from NOAA's GOES West satellite. Many portions of the eastern… read more
This stunning image of Hurricane Joaquin is from NOAA's GOES West satellite. Many portions of the eastern U.S. are currently experiencing heavy rains and gusty winds associated with a frontal system. These heavy rains are likely to continue for the next few days, even if the center of Joaquin stays offshore. For the latest information about Joaquin go to hurricanes.gov, and for your local forecast visit weather.gov#sciencesaveslives #science #nature #NOAA #Joaquin #hurricane #tropicalcyclone #storm #GOES #satellite | © instagram.com/noaa
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Explore the Science Behind King Tides -- A Reddit Science AMA, 1 pm ET today at https://redd.it/3moun6 On… read more
Explore the Science Behind King Tides -- A Reddit Science AMA, 1 pm ET today at https://redd.it/3moun6On September 28, 2015, (today!) a perigee and the full Moon both occur. When this happens, stronger than normal tides will occur both a few days before and after. Perigean spring tides are often referred to as king tides because the high waters along with seasonal weather effects have the potential to cause major flooding especially in low-lying areas.Join NOAA's Stephen Gill, chief scientist for tides and currents, for a Reddit Science "Ask Me Anything" on the science behind perigean spring tides at 1:00 ET TODAY. Ask your Qs now at https://redd.it/3moun6. *Find more details about this live event at http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/sep15/reddit.html.#science #nature #NOAA #tides #tide #moon #kingtide #perigean #perigee. Follow @NOAAOcean for great ocean photos and science facts! | © instagram.com/noaa
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How about spending a long #LaborDay weekend in stunning Alaska? This week both President Obama and NOAA… read more
How about spending a long #LaborDay weekend in stunning Alaska?This week both President Obama and NOAA Administrator Dr. Kathryn Sullivan were among many visitors to #Anchorage to participate in the Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or #GLACIER, to address international and U.S. priorities and strategies to deal with #climatechange in the #Arctic. “Climate change in the Arctic dramatizes the need for actionable environmental intelligence,” said Sullivan in her conference remarks. “You don’t need glaciers in your backyard to see the effects of climate change ... What happens in Arctic doesn’t stay in Arctic." To learn more about the #environmentalintelligence that NOAA scientists are gathering in the fast-changing Arctic region visit: https://www.climate.gov and http://www.ncei.noaa.gov. You can browse a new set of #climatetools designed to help #tribalnations and Arctic communities be more resilient to climate change via the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit at http://toolkit.climate.gov/tools.For more about the #GLACIER meeting, visit the State Department website at https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2015/08/28/why-arctic-matters-preview-glacier-conference. [Photo: Clear view of the #Portage #Glacier in Alaska's #PortageValley, August 30, 2015. Credit: Russell Quintero/NOAA.] #science #nature #NOAA #AK #ArcticOcean  #climate #research #noaaclimate | © instagram.com/noaa
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Seeing stars? Scientists onboard the #NOAA #Ship #OkeanosExplorer sure are! This close-up photo –- taken… read more
Seeing stars? Scientists onboard the #NOAA #Ship #OkeanosExplorer sure are! This close-up photo –- taken August 11 during NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research’s ongoing 2015 Hohonu Moana mission –- shows the underside of a #sea #star feeding on a bamboo #coral. Sea stars feed on other organisms, such as this invertebrate, by inverting their guts on their prey. Craving more of the same? Chew on this –- you have until Sept. 29 to join scientists aboard the #NOAA #Ship#OkeanosExplorer as they conduct a series of dives to explore marine protected areas in the central Pacific Ocean off #Hawaii –- and you can follow along virtually through the ship's LIVE video feed. During dives, a sophisticated unmanned#submarine, called a remotely operated vehicle or #ROV, broadcasts *live* video from the seafloor, so that anyone with Internet access can watch the expedition and any discoveries  in real time. SEE THE LIVE VIDEO FEEDS: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.html.(Please note: Weather or ocean conditions can affect each day's research itinerary as well as availability of live video.) VISIT THE EXPEDITION MAIN WEBPAGE:http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1504/background/plan/welcome.html FOLLOW @oceanexplorer and@NOAAResearch on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/OceanExplorationResearch) for late-breaking updates and photos from the mission. [Image credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.] #scienceatsea #science #ocean #deepsea #seafloor #dive #diving #explore #expedition #nature #blueplanet | © instagram.com/noaa
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In 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached the United States, it strengthened from a category 1 to a category… read more
In 2005, as Hurricane Katrina approached the United States, it strengthened from a category 1 to a category 5 hurricane in only 48 hours. This rapid intensification was due to the ocean and atmospheric conditions as well as the internal storm processes being “just right." Katrina made landfall in Louisiana near Buras on August 29, 2005, as a Category 3 storm. This week, we remember those who perished and those who suffered tremendous losses that year because of hurricanes #Katrina, #Rita and #Wilma.Thanks to the hard work of satellite engineers, researchers and our partners, NOAA has made significant progress #sinceKatrina in detecting hurricanes as they form, predicting their paths and tracking their intensity. We launched 5 new satellites that provide forecasters with more timely and accurate data, which in turn has given communities and businesses more preparation lead time than ever before.And get ready: Next year, we’re launching the first of a new series of satellites that will scan the Earth five times faster at four times image resolution, and triple the number of channels scientists can tap into to observe global weather and climate. Positioned above North America, GOES-R will deliver an astonishing 3.5 terabytes of data per day and ensure America has a National Weather Service that's second to none. * To learn more about GOES-R, visit http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/news_archives/years_after_katrina.html. * For a historical account of Katrina, visit the @NWS page, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/history/#katrina. * * For a gallery of downloadable Katrina #satellite images, please see @NOAAsatelllites page at http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/site-custom/KatrinaGallery.php.#sciencesaveslives #science #nature #NOAA #Katrina10 #SinceKatrina #hurricane #tropicalcyclone #storm #stormeye #goesr #satellite | © instagram.com/noaa
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Guess how many different organisms appear in this photo taken August 4 during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's… read more
Guess how many different organisms appear in this photo taken August 4 during the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer's ongoing 2015 deep sea mission in Hawaii? Answer: 3 — red #coral (family Coralliidae) overgrown by yellow zooanthid (a type of invertebrate) and a brittle star living in the mix. Intrigued? Want more? You still have time to join scientists aboard the #NOAA #Ship #OkeanosExplorer as they conduct a series of dives to explore marine protected areas in the central Pacific Ocean off #Hawaii. You can follow along virtually through the ship's LIVE video feed. The expedition ends Sept. 29. During dives, a sophisticated unmanned #submarine -- a remotely operated vehicle or #ROV -- will broadcast *live* video from the seafloor, so that anyone with Internet access can watch the expedition and see any discoveries as they unfold. SEE THE LIVE VIDEO FEEDS: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.html.(Please note: Weather or ocean conditions can affect each day's research itinerary as well as availability of live video.) VISIT THE EXPEDITION MAIN WEBPAGE:http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1504/background/plan/welcome.html FOLLOW @oceanexplorer and@NOAAResearch on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/OceanExplorationResearch) for late-breaking updates and photos from the mission. [Image credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana.] #scienceatsea #science #ocean #deepsea #seafloor #dive #diving #explore #expedition #nature #blueplanet | © instagram.com/noaa
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HAPPENING TODAY from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET: Are you a sponge for all there is to soak up about ocean… read more
HAPPENING TODAY from 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET: Are you a sponge for all there is to soak up about ocean exploration and science?If so, join us for a #Reddit AUA ("Ask Us Anything") with the science team onboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer for their deep-sea mission off the coast of Hawaii! They'll be taking your questions about their deep-sea expedition. Chris Kelley (deep-sea biologist, University of University of Hawai'i at Manoa), Daniel Wagner (research specialist, NOAA Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument), Kelley Elliott (NOAA ocean explorer), Meme Lobecker (NOAA seafloor mapping expert) and the Mission Team onboard the NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will answer your questions about their ongoing research expedition into the deep waters off Hawaii’s #Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.During this mission, researchers expect to find large, diverse #coral and #sponge communities, explore ancient seamounts; map the #seafloor; and learn more about the geologic history of the area. Data collected during the expedition will support management decisions to protect what we know -- as well as what we have yet to discover.The direct link to Reddit AUA page to submit questions or follow along is: http://bit.ly/OkeanosOffHawaiiRedditAUAMore about this @NOAAResearch event at: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1504/reddit.html. Photo: #NOAA researchers onboard the mission took this photo earlier in the week of a large stalked sponge (Bolosoma sp.) that serves as a home for myriad #brittlestars and crustaceans. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research 2015 Hohonu Moana.#science #scienceatsea #OkeanosExplorer #Hawaii #HI @sanctuaries #ocean #deepsea #seafloor #dive #diving #explore #expedition #nature #blueplanet | © instagram.com/noaa
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Just in: Increased likelihood of *below-normal* #Atlantic #hurricane season -- http://bit.ly/AtlHurricaneUpdate2015 The… read more
Just in: Increased likelihood of *below-normal* #Atlantic #hurricane season -- http://bit.ly/AtlHurricaneUpdate2015The NOAA Climate Prediction Center’s updated 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook calls for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal hurricane season. Abelow-normal season is now even more likely than predicted in May, when the likelihood of a below-normal season was 70 percent.The 90 percent probability of a below-normal season is the highest confidence level given by NOAA since seasonal hurricane outlooks began in 1998.The updated outlook also lowers the overall expected storm activity this season. The outlook now includes a 70 percent chance of: 6-10 named storms(from 6-11 in the initial May Outlook), of which 1-4 will become hurricanes(from 3-6 in May), and 0-1 will become major hurricanes (from 0-2 in May). These ranges – which include the three named storms to date (Ana, Bill, and Claudette) – are centered well below the seasonal averages of 12 named #storms, 6 hurricanes and three major hurricanes. **Please remember: IT ONLY TAKES ONE STORM to devastate a community regardless of what we think Mother Nature might do. Please stay prepared if you live in or visit a hurricane-prone region. Visithttp://www.ready.gov/hurricanes and http://www.hurricanes.gov for tips, lists and preparedness resources.Follow @NHC_Atlantic and @NWS on Twitter for late-breaking storm updates this season. Get your local forecast right from the source at http://www.weather.gov by inputting your zip code. ‪#‎HurricaneOutlook‬ ‪#‎ItOnlyTakesOne‬ ‪#‎BePrepared‬ [@NOAASatellite Image: #Ana, as a subtropical #cyclone, captured by #satellite on May 8, 2015, as the storm was forming.] #sciencesaveslives #nature #science #weather #storm #tropicalcyclone | © instagram.com/noaa
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GET READY: Your work day is about to get more exciting again ... Scientists aboard the #NOAA #Ship #OkeanosExplorer… read more
GET READY: Your work day is about to get more exciting again ... Scientists aboard the #NOAA #Ship #OkeanosExplorer are conducting a series of dives to explore marine protected areas in the central Pacific Ocean off #Hawaii –- and you can follow along virtually through the ship's LIVE video feed. The expedition will conclude Sept. 29. During dives a sophisticated unmanned #submarine, called a remotely operated vehicle or #ROV, will broadcast *live* video from the seafloor so that anyone with Internet access can watch the expedition –- and any discoveries –- as it unfolds. SEE THE LIVE VIDEO FEEDS: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/media/exstream/exstream.html.(Please note: Weather or ocean conditions  can affect each day's research itinerary as well as availability of live video.) VISIT THE EXPEDITION MAIN WEBPAGE:http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/explorations/ex1504/background/plan/welcome.html FOLLOW @oceanexplorer and @NOAAResearch on Twitter and on Facebook (facebook.com/OceanExplorationResearch) for late-breaking updates and photos from the mission. Photo: A rare dumbo octopus (Cirrothauma murrayi), often called the Blind Octopod due to the lack of a lens and reduced retina in its eyes, photographed  earlier this year  during the NOAA Okeanos Explorer Program, Océano Profundo 2015: Exploring Puerto Rico's Seamounts, Trenches, and Troughs scientific mission. Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration. #scienceatsea #science #ocean #deepsea #seafloor #dive #diving #explore #expedition #nature #blueplanet | © instagram.com/noaa
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Please don't touch the.... What sea creature has a colorful balloon-like float with long dangling tentacles?… read more
Please don't touch the.... What sea creature has a colorful balloon-like float with long dangling tentacles? A Portuguese man o’war. And boy, can it pack a punch! Its tentacles contain #stinging nematocysts capable of paralyzing and killing small #fish and #crustaceans. It's not a #jellyfish, but related to jellyfish. Though the man o’war’s sting is rarely deadly to people, it can be quite painful and the venom can cause skin welts weeks after the creature has washed ashore. Several were spotted this summer along the #JerseyShore and #LongIsland, so beachgoers beware: You'll want to check it out from a safe distance. So: How did the Portuguese man o'war get it's name? This Ocean Fact and photo posted by @NOAAOcean Service explains: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/portuguese-man-o-war.html PHOTO: This stunning close-up image of a Portuguese man o'war was taken at Pyramid Beach in Kaneohe, #Hawaii, during February of 2013 by Stephanie Bennet, one of the finalists in #NOAA’s #OceanExploration2020 Photo Contest. To see more photos from the contest see: http://1.usa.gov/1GHIjH8. #science #nature #sea #ocean #coast #ManOWar | © instagram.com/noaa
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Ahhhh … this heron has the right idea taking a dip to cool off. If you're one of the millions of people… read more
Ahhhh … this heron has the right idea taking a dip to cool off. If you're one of the millions of people dealing with excessive heat and humidity this week, maybe you might do the  same. You  might also want to reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or late evening, wear lightweight and loose fitting clothing whenever possible, drink plenty of water, and learn to spot the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke at http://www.noaa.gov/features/earthobs_0508/heat.html.With temperatures and ‪‎heat index values rising steeply, NOAA's National Weather Service and CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response are working together to help everyone #‎BeatTheHeat.  For more information about excessive heat and what you can do to stay safe when the mercury soars, visit: http://www.weather.gov/heat.How hot will it be in your neck of the woods? Get your local summer weather forecast directly from the source: Visit www.weather.gov and input your zip code.PHOTO: This NOAA image was taken at sunrise in 2013 along the waters of the #OldWomanCreek #NationalEstuarineResearchReserve in Ohio,  one in a network of 28 coastal sites designated to protect and study estuarine systems. To learn more visit: http://nerrs.noaa.gov/. #heron #lake #‎BeatTheHeat @NWS #‎HeatWave ‪#‎HeatSafety #climate #nature #science #ocean #conservation  #habitat | © instagram.com/noaa
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Make way... here comes a #greatwhiteshark (Carcharodon carcharias) on our final day of NOAA #SharkWeek… read more
Make way... here comes a #greatwhiteshark (Carcharodon carcharias) on our final day of NOAA #SharkWeek 2015. This #jaws-dropping photo was taken off the coast of #Mexico's Isla Guadalupe biosphere #reserve by  George T. Probst, one of the winners of @noaaocean's #30DaysofOcean  2015 PhotoContest. Congratulations, George!Although #greatwhites are the top shark #species implicated in unprovoked fatal confrontations throughout the #world, sharks don't normally hunt humans. When they do bite a human, it is usually a case of mistaken identity. Shark sometimes mistake humans for its natural prey, such as fish, seals or sea turtles, and most often the shark will release the person after the first bite -- apparently humans don't taste so good!The majority of shark bites are hit-and-runs by smaller species, such as blacktip and spinner sharks. They mistake thrashing arms or dangling feet as prey, dart in, bite, and let go when they realize it's not a fish. The "Big Three" species -- bull, tiger and great white sharks -- are big enough to do a lot of damage to a human and must be treated with respect and caution. As top predators in the #sea, sharks provide a valuable balance to the #marine #ecosystem and food chain. Learn more about shark #conservation, #science and management from @NOAAFisheries, http://www.fisheries.noaa.gov.  #sharks #greatwhite #whiteshark #nature #ocean  #conservation #habitat | © instagram.com/noaa