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Today's the day: Join us for our #AskScience AMA on @reddit from 1-3 pm Eastern/10 am-1 pm Pacific for our Q&A about the important issue of whale entanglement -- and how you can help us save the whales: Submit your questions or follow the chat at (Click our profile link) About this photo: A whale's tale entangled in discarded fishing gear


Heads up: Your "must-sea" TV from NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer scientists and crew is back! Our next expedition, CAPSTONE, starts today, February 16, and you can watch live starting at 7 p.m. ET online through the ship's telepresence technology. From today to March 2, NOAA and partners will use NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to explore unknown and poorly known deepwater areas in American Samoa and Samoa, with


Here's another very popular "Valentine from nature" --> This heart-shaped #cloud was captured by NOAA’s GOES-13 #satellite on 6/1/11. Get the story and download the image at: (Image: @NOAASatellites) #science #satellite s #space #Florida #coast #Valentine #nature #noaa #HappyValentinesDay


Reposting this super-popular "Valentine from nature" ---> WE #HEART THE #ARCTIC : On this #Valentine 's Day, if you can't be with the one you #love , love the #planet we live on... Have a great day, everyone! About this image: A heart-shaped #melt #pond , #Beaufort Sea, August 2009. From the photo collection of Dr. Pablo Clemente-Colon, #National #Ice Center, #amazing #nature #science #environment #


Join us for #WhaleWeek , February 13-17! We’re celebrating these majestic giants of the sea, and we do mean giants. Did you know whales are the largest animals to ever live on #Earth ? Some are larger than prehistoric dinosaurs. This aerial photo of bowhead whales was taken on April 29, 2011, above the icy waters of the Arctic. (Marine Mammal Permit: 14245) Credit: Amelia Brower, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, @


Our GOES-16 satellite captured this view of the moon as it looked across the surface of the Earth on January 15, 2017. Like earlier GOES satellites, GOES-16 will use the moon for calibration. For more about the first images from GOES-16, click our profile link. #nature #science #GOES16 #satellite #space #moon #earth #sky #space craft @NOAASatellites @NASA


The latest step in a new age of weather satellites is here! This composite color full-disk animation of Earth was created from images was taken January 15, 2017, by NOAA's GOES-16 Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) instrument. The GOES-16 satellite, situated in geostationary orbit 22,300 miles above Earth, will boost the nation’s weather observation network and NOAA’s prediction capabilities, leading to more accurate and


Join us for our @reddit AUA today at 1 pm ET/10 am PT on #microplastics in our ocean: There are lots of concerns about the impacts of microplastics such as how do they interact chemically with the marine environment? Are marine species ingesting them? And are chemicals from the plastics moving up the food chain? The majority of marine debris found around the world is


As we say good-bye to 2016 we’re sharing some of your favorite photos from NOAA Instagram. Thanks for joining us - and Happy New Year! #amazing #nature #science saveslives #space #skies #storm #NOAA #satellites #NWS #science #NOAA Satellites #environment #ocean #coral #deepsea #Okeanos #NOAA Research #seaturtle #noaafisheries #NOAA oceanservice #sanctuaries


This incredible critter is an #angel , a sea angel that is! These #sea snails have no shell and inhabit the shallow, cold waters of the Arctic, Northern Atlantic and Eastern Pacific. Like their namesake, these graceful pteropods ’fly’ through the water by flapping a small pair of wings at the front of its body. Sea angels are clear with some orange/red internal coloring and are usually less than 2


Now that winter is finally here, and we’re all bundled up and ready for the holiday season, make sure you’re prepared for the weather in the coming weeks. #NOAA 's @NWS has 6 winter weather forecast tools that will help you prepare for whatever lies ahead: Tools such as to find your local forecast, snow coverage maps and hourly weather graphs will help you to figure


Just in: In a new study out today, 116 scientists from 18 countries found that human-caused climate change increased the probability and severity of many extreme events that occurred across globe in 2015: Scientists found that human activities -- such as greenhouse gas emissions and land use -- influenced specific extreme weather and climate events last year including heat waves, drought, humidity, heavy rainfall, tropical cyclones, high


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