National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

A red tide algae bloom is killing manatees in record numbers this year. (Source: CBS Tampa Bay)

Toxic Algae Off Fla. Coast Killing Marine Life & Economy

The waters run red, but not with blood. A toxic algae known as the “red tide” is spreading through the northeast Gulf of Mexico, killing marine life and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region’s economy.

09/17/2014

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NOAA Releases New “Below-Normal” Hurricane Season Prediction

Forecasters are now saying the Atlantic Hurricane Season is likely to be a “below-normal” season.

08/07/2014

(Source: CBS4)

US Plans Wide Seismic Testing Of Sea Floor

The federal government is planning to use sound blasting to conduct research on the ocean floor along most of the East Coast, using technology similar to that which spawned a court battle between environmentalists and researchers in New Jersey this summer.

07/26/2014

(Photo Credit: Turtle Hospital) Sara, an endangered loggerhead sea turtle, recovering at the Turtle Hospital in Marathon after being speared in the head.

Critical Habitat Designated For Loggerhead Turtles

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has designated some parts of Florida as a critical habitat for the highly threatened loggerhead sea turtle.

07/09/2014

(Source: NOAA)

NOAA Predicts Near-Normal To Less Active Hurricane Season

The 2014 Hurricane season is looking to be less active in the Atlantic , according to a new report.

05/22/2014

(Courtesy: Carl Moore)

Captain Catches Rare Goblin Shark Off Key West

A boat captain got a startling surprise when he caught a rare shark off the coast of Key West last month.

05/04/2014

(Source: USGS)

7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Mexico

A 7.2 Magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Mexico Friday morning.

04/18/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Necropsies Begin For 25 Pilot Whales Found Dead

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.

01/24/2014

Pilot Whales (Source: Sea Tow Naples)

About 25 Pilot Whales Found Dead Off Fla.

Boaters discovered 25 dead pilot whales on an island off Florida’s southwest coast Thursday, raising the death toll to 33.

01/23/2014

(Source: NOAA Fish Southeast)

Whale Found Dead In Water Off Boca Raton

A whale was found dead Friday morning in the water off Boca Raton.

01/10/2014

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