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Farming sea scallops increases resilience, sustainability in Maine

Fri, 2023-01-27 10:13
Farming sea scallops increases resilience, sustainability in Maine Fishermen lowers sea scallops into the water. (NOAA Fisheries) Download Image January 27, 2023

 

 

 

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Former NOAA scientist honored for pioneering ocean and climate science

Fri, 2023-01-27 09:09
Former NOAA scientist honored for pioneering ocean and climate science Joseph Smagorinsky, founding director of NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, with Kirk Bryan (seated on left in chair) and his research partner, Syukuro "Suki" Manabe (standing), discussing a paper they were writing on the coupled atmosphere-ocean model in 1969. (NOAA) Download Image January 27, 2023

 

 

 

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Video: NOAA satellites capture atmospheric rivers hitting U.S. West Coast

Wed, 2023-01-25 13:34
Video: NOAA satellites capture atmospheric rivers hitting U.S. West Coast Still from a video showing imagery of atmospheric rivers in the western U.S. captured by NOAA's GOES-18 satellite on January 15, 2023. Download Image January 25, 2023

 

 

 

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NOAA Sea Grant, partner invest $8.1 million in coastal resilience

Wed, 2023-01-25 13:13
NOAA Sea Grant, partner invest $8.1 million in coastal resilience A team from Hawaii Sea Grant samples water quality in the Ala Wai Canal off Honolulu, Hawaii. (Hawaii Sea Grant) Download Image January 25, 2023

 

 

 

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Podcast: From gradebooks to baiting hooks — meet Teacher at Sea Maronda Hastie

Tue, 2023-01-24 14:29
Podcast: From gradebooks to baiting hooks — meet Teacher at Sea Maronda Hastie Teacher at Sea Maronda Hastie holds a snowy grouper. (NOAA Teacher at Sea) Download Image January 24, 2023

 

 

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Making connections between island and inland ecosystems during my NOAA internship

Tue, 2023-01-24 13:54
Making connections between island and inland ecosystems during my NOAA internship Keanu Rochette-Yu Tsuen, a Hollings scholar, collecting data about muskrats alongside volunteers Rudy and Joli during his 2022 summer internship at Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve. (Keanu Rochette-Yu Tseun) Download Image January 26, 2023

‘Ia Orana, all! My name is Keanu. I am from Tahiti, French Polynesia, and I am studying at the University of Hawai‘i.  For my NOAA internship, I had the chance to work at the Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR), an estuary and State Nature Preserve on Lake Erie. My role at Old Woman Creek NERR was to collect, manage, and analyze data for the Phenological Species Monitoring Program. Phenology is the study of cyclic and seasonal natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate and plant and animal life.?? Studying the phenology of species helps us understand how climate change affects flora and fauna that live in Old Woman Creek’s ecosystem. 

Old Woman Creek NERR studies species that have large effects on the ecosystem (keystone species) and species whose presence can tell us about environmental conditions (indicator species), such as the tree swallow (Tachycineta bicolor), lungless salamanders (family Plethodontidae), and the common muskrat (Ondatra zibethicus).

My project focused on the potential impact(s) of muskrats on the amount of nutrients, like nitrogen and phosphorus, in Old Woman Creek estuary. This preliminary study aimed to investigate links between wildlife conservation and water quality goals in Lake Erie coastal wetlands. 

As part of his internship with Old Woman Creek NERR's Phenological Species Study program, Kevin Rochette-Yu Tsuen collected data on cavity nesters. (Robyn Taylor/Ohio Department of Natural Resources) Download Image

Most of my previous research experience focused on marine ecosystems in island-systems. During my internship, I learned about issues associated with the conservation and management of coastal resources in freshwater ecosystems, such as those existing in the Great Lakes Region.

Keanu Rochette-Yu Tsuen (middle) says that the other interns he worked with made his stay in Ohio even more enjoyable. (Janice Kerns/Ohio Department of Natural Resources) Download Image

Thanks to my fellow interns at Old Woman Creek, my stay in Ohio was even more enjoyable as I was able to travel around the state during our leisure time. I am very fortunate to have worked with Old Woman Creek NERR, and my experience will be valuable in addressing coastal management issues in Pacific islands where resources also are limited and proper management practices are essential for the well-being of the local community.

Keanu Rochette-Yu Tsuen, 2021 Hollings scholar

Keanu is a 2021 Hollings scholar and environmental science major at the University of Hawai‘i. 

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Special report: Atmospheric rivers improve drought conditions in the West

Tue, 2023-01-24 13:54
Special report: Atmospheric rivers improve drought conditions in the West NOAA GOES West satellite imagery from January 4, 2023. Clouds are shown in white. An atmospheric river can be seen funneling moisture over the coast of Oregon, Washington and Northern California. (NOAA ) Download Image January 24, 2023

 

 

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NOAA awards $60 million in education grants to Minority Serving Institutions

Mon, 2023-01-23 13:30
NOAA awards $60 million in education grants to Minority Serving Institutions Grants will increase diversity in future STEM workforce EPP/MSI Center Students T’Kiyah Reeves and Pa-Shun Hawkins, at Eel Pond in Woods Hole, Massachusetts July 2021. (T’Kiyah Reeves) January 23, 2023

As part of NOAA’s long-term commitment to ensuring NOAA’s future workforce is representative of the nation’s population, the agency has awarded grants of up to $30 million each, over a five-year period, to two Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs): Howard University and the City College of the City University of New York. 

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