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Keeping Rain from the Drain

Jessica T. R. Brown, NOAA’s Georgia Sea Grant in Brunswick, GA Have you ever wondered where the rain goes once it hits the ground? Rainwater that falls on a surface that can’t absorb it is called stormwater. Scientists and engineers try to mimic nature to catch rainwater where it falls by using plants, soil, and…

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Hurricane Observations: On the ground and in the eye

Sean Waugh, NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, OK Hurricanes impact people all over the world, and not just along the coastlines! The NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory takes you inside the research behind a landfalling hurricane to better understand these complex storms and all of the hazards it causes. NOAA NSSL’s mission is…

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Marine Mammals in Our Backyard

Grace Simpkins, Woods Hole Sea Grant and Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, MA Whales are among the largest and oldest animals on earth and belong to a group of marine mammals called cetaceans. Seals are known to be the clowns of the sea and belong to a group of marine mammals called pinnipeds.…

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