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Global Ocean Temperatures for July 2009 Break Records

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), July 2009 was the hottest month on record for the average global ocean surface temperature. The previous record was broken in 1998.  When combined with global land surface temperatures, July 2009 was the fifth warmest month since data collection began in 1880.

August 18th

Save the Krill, Save the Whales

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) fishery services has issued a ban on krill fishing along the coast of Oregon, Washington, and California. Many marine species depend upon krill as a food source. William Douros, NOAA’s West Coast regional director of marine sanctuaries, explains, “Krill is a critical prey for a huge number of […]

July 23rd