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Three five-foot miniboats fitted with sails and GPS tracking devices were launched off Portugal's Madeira Island on November 13 and are now at sea on their next voyage westward. Built by students in New Jersey, Maine, and Portugal, the miniboats...
We asked our scientists to share their spooky, weird, scary and odd moments that happened while they were conducting research. From disembodied whispers to shadows and reflections, their stories do not disappoint! Enjoy reading their stories...if...
NOAA Fisheries, Sea to Shore Alliance and other dedicated partners are hosting the ninth annual Right Whale Festival at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach, FL, Sunday, October 29. The FREE family event celebrates the endangered North Atlantic right whale’s upcoming return to northeast Florida.
Endangered North Atlantic right whales migrate south, more than 1,000 miles away from their feeding grounds off Canada and New England to the warm coastal waters of South Carolina, Georgia and northeast Florida. These southern waters are the only known calving area for the species, an area where they give birth to and nurse their young; calving season begins in mid-November and runs through mid-April.
With as few as 450 remaining, this festival aims to raise awareness about the threats facing right whales and the ongoing efforts to protect them. Appropriate for this time of year, the festival theme is Extinction is Scary, knowing the challenges our most endangered large whales are facing.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with a beach clean-up sponsored and coordinated by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful. There is a beach run/walk at 10 a.m. and the festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with live music featuring Kalani Rose, The Crazy Daysies, the George Aspinall Band and Chillula. Meet right whale biologists, visit dozens of educational booths, various artists, play games, win prizes and enjoy a variety of food. Wear an ocean themed costume and enter the costume contest. For more information visitwww.rightwhalefestival.com.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with a beach clean-up sponsored and coordinated by Keep Jacksonville Beautiful.
There is a beach run/walk at 10 a.m. and the festival kicks off at 10 a.m. with live music featuring Kalani Rose, The Crazy Daysies, the George Aspinall Band and Chillula.
**Wear an ocean themed costume and enter the costume contest.
Find out what the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) does for you, our nation, and our world at this annual event. The event will feature interactive booths where you can learn more about a variety of NOAA programs, the ocean, and weather. Learn how NOAA, a government agency, works to understand and predict changes in Earth’s environment to help protect people and property and to conserve and manage coastal and marine resources.
Fishermen, families, 7th grade students, Cub Scouts, community residents, members of the media, and two staff members from Congressman William Keating's New Bedford District Office were among the visitors to the Northeast Fisheries Science Center’s...