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Drought in the West: It’s a Very Dry Topic

Andrea Bair and Megan Syner,¬†NOAA’s National Weather Service in Salt Lake City, UT Have you heard about the severe drought conditions currently in the western United States? How about the record breaking heat and wildfire the west experienced this summer? Drought is a slow occurring natural disaster, usually lasting for long periods of time, and…

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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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