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Listening to the deep
We know more about the surface of the Moon and Mars than we do about the ocean’s seafloor. With water encompassing 63.78 million square miles, the oceans cover 70 percent of the Earth’s surface, with the world’s largest body of water, the Pacific Ocean, covering roughly one third.
Technology provides better warnings for Wash. tsunamis
Scientists with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory have developed a better sensor that will help emergency managers deal with the effects of a tsunami generated off our own coast.
New Ocean Acidification Monitors Could Protect Nation's $70 Billion Fisheries Industry
Federal scientists and their supporters are seeking increased funding to monitor ocean acidification in an effort to gather additional environmental intelligence.
Robotic wave gliders gathering data in PWS
NOAA studying changing water parameters using unmanned vessels to study ocean acidification in Prince William Sound.
Researchers examine glaciers' effects on ocean acidification in Prince William Sound
Three unmanned vessels called “gliders” and a tour boat equipped with special scientific equipment will be cruising Prince William Sound this summer gathering data about acidification and the effects of glacial melt on it.