National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Teams of biologists are performing necropsies Friday as part of an investigation into the deaths of 25 pilot whales in the shallow waters off southwest Florida.
Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida’s southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33.
A whale was found dead Friday morning in the water off Boca Raton.
Eleven of the pilot whales found dead in the Florida Keys were found to be emaciated and suffering from malnutrition, according to federal officials Monday.
A battery-powered aircraft, equipped with real-time video and photo capability, will be sent to a Keys marine sanctuary to survey wildlife and for a better take on how boaters use the sanctuary.
Last year’s Superstorm Sandy brought home some valuable lessons to emergency managers across the state, storm surge and flooding are dangerous and difficult to predict, and sometimes it’s even harder to communicate that sense of urgency to the public.
For many Americans, the impacts of sequestration have been hard to quantify past some added inconvenience at the airport. But NOAA’s plans to deal with sequestration could have an impact on weather forecasts and the National Hurricane Center.
It’s a good thing there’s nothing brewing in the tropics. The U.S. weather satellite that tracks the East Coast and Atlantic hurricanes is broken.
An updated NOAA forecast released Thursday calls for a busy second half of hurricane season.
After predicting above average activity for the last few Atlantic Hurricane Seasons, federal forecasters are singing a different tune for this year.