National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

(Source: NOAA)

NOAA: 70% Chance Of Below Normal Hurricane Season

Just days away from the start of the 2015 hurricane season, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released their predictions.

05/27/2015

Visible Image Of T.S. Ophelia from Goes Floater Satellite

$42 Million Upgrade For Two Hurricane Hunters

Hurricane planes “Miss Piggy,” and “Kermit,” too, are getting a ‘nose-to-tail’ multi-million upgrade ahead of hurricane season.

05/26/2015

Eyes on the Rise web app (Source: http://eyesontherise.org/app/)

FIU’s Web App Helps Residents Visualize Possible Impact Of Rising Sea Levels

Ever wondered whether your dwelling will be affected by rising sea levels? Florida International University developed a web app to help residents visualize the possible impact of rising seas on South Florida neighborhoods.

04/27/2015

Bluefin Fishing (Photo by Fabienne Faur/Getty Images)

Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood Imports

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.

03/17/2015

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket attached to the cargo-only capsule called Dragon lifts off from the launch pad on October 7, 2012 in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The rocket is bringing cargo to the International Space Station that consists of clothing, equipment and science experiments. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Rocket Booster Aiming For Ocean Barge In Redo Of SpaceX Test

The 1-million-mile destination for a space weather satellite isn’t what has the space community excited. It’s the rocket’s ocean landing that everyone will be monitoring after Sunday’s launch.

02/07/2015

Lolita the Killer Whale in her tank at the Miami Seaquarium on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014. The stadium is undergoing a renovation. (Source: CBS4)

Animal Advocates, Locals March For Lolita’s Release

More than a thousand animal advocates and locals marched Saturday for the release of Miami Seaquarium’s Orca named Lolita.

01/17/2015

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

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