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Fresh Coasts: Where Food Grows Wild on the Water

Jennifer Ballinger, Brandon Krumwiede and Heather Stirratt, NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management in Chanhassen, MN Wild rice or manoomin is a Great Lakes aquatic plant that makes our coasts special. Wild rice is a keystone species, both for the ecosystems of the Great Lakes and the people who call this place home. Join NOAA’s Office…

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Texas Corals, and Mantas, and Sharks, Oh My!

Kelly Drinnen, NOAA’s Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in Galveston, TX Did you know that there are coral reefs off the coast of Texas? These amazing reefs are part of Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary in the Gulf of Mexico. Join us to learn more about these reefs and the wonderful sea creatures…

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Dive into NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

at the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, CA Dive into kelp forests, explore the deep sea, come up close with a leatherback sea turtle, and listen to the sounds of animals underwater, all virtually while touring the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, CA. This NOAA Live! Webinar is part…

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Talking Trash: Marine Debris Research in Alaska

Peter Murphy, NOAA’s Marine Debris Program in Seattle, WA With Alaska’s extensive, rugged and remote coastline, longer than the rest of the United States combined, innovative and creative approaches are required to address marine debris. Join us to learn about types of marine debris of all shapes and sizes, as well as projects that are…

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Whale and Seek: The Underwater Lives of Whales

Dave Wiley, NOAA Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Scituate, MA How do you know what whales do in the wild? They are too big for an aquarium and disappear from view at every dive. New technologies let scientists attach body movement and acoustic (sound) or video recording tags to whales to watch and listen…

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Saving Corals: A Day in the Life of a Coral Reef Scientist

Derek Manzello, NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami, FL The mission of NOAA’s National Coral Reef Monitoring Program is to provide information to help improve and sustain coral reef health throughout the world. Meet Derek Manzello, a NOAA coral reef scientist, who dons scuba gear when heading to his office – the world’s…

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Ping! – Using sound to map Alaska’s seafloor

Jessica Murphy and LTjg Michelle Levano, NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey in Seattle, WA Like marine mammals using sound to “see” their underwater environment, scientists also use sound to determine what the seafloor looks like! Mapping the seafloor provides information for many purposes, including safe navigation of fishing vessels and helping pinpoint where marine animals…

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Exploring Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary – Virtual Tour and Trivia BINGO

Jacqueline Laverdure, NOAA’s Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary in Port Angeles, WA Explore the wonders of America’s Ocean and Great Lakes Treasures – Our national marine sanctuaries! Join us for this fun and interactive virtual tour as we visit our national marine sanctuaries and dive deep into Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary. This journey includes…

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