The name “tidal bore,” also called a “bore tide,” is a bit of a misnomer — these natural occurrences are anything but boring. Also called mascaret (French), pororoca (Brazilian), and “the Bono” ...
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This blog offers monthly news, updates, and perspectives from the National Ocean Service Assistant Administrator, along with periodic posts from NOS guest authors.
Our marine transportation system includes 500,000 square nautical miles of navigationally significant waters. Over 1.34 billion metric tons of cargo, valued at $1.73 trillion, shipped in and out of ...
In most species, gender is determined during fertilization. However, the sex of most turtles, alligators, and crocodiles is determined after fertilization. The temperature of the developing eggs is ...
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It appears that your browser doesn't support HTML5 video. Here's a direct link to the video instead. Rossby waves naturally occur in rotating fluids. Within the Earth's ocean and atmosphere, these ...
NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, the nation's nautical chartmaker, provides a suite of products to help make maritime transportation safe for all users. The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products ...
Statue of a sailor mermaid from Portsmouth, Virginia. Mermaids - those half-human, half-fish sirens of the sea — are legendary sea creatures chronicled in maritime cultures since time immemorial. The ...
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Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science ...
Kottie Christie-Blick is a teacher at Cottage Lane Elementary School in the South Orangetown Central School District, in Blauvelt, New York. She's also an educational consultant. Kottie has published ...
Do you live on or near the coast? The odds are better than 50-50 that you do. In 2010, 52 percent of us lived in one of the nation's 673 coastal counties (excluding Alaska). It's no secret why so many ...
When corals are mentioned, most people think about clear, warm tropical seas and reefs filled with colorful fish. In fact, stony, shallow-water corals — the kind that build reefs — are only one type ...
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How many 'oceans' are there? While there is only one global ocean, the vast body of water that covers 71 percent of the Earth is geographically divided into distinct named regions. The boundaries ...