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NOAA’s Nose Knows: A day in the life of a Seafood Inspector

NOAA’s Seafood Inspection Facility in Long Beach, CA What does fresh, high-quality, safe-to-eat fish smell like? How does it make its way from the ocean to your dinner plate? Come with us as we follow some of your favorite seafood off a fishing boat, into a processing facility, and through the hands of a NOAA…

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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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Abalone: Gardeners of the Kelp Forest

David Witting, NOAA’s Restoration Center in Long Beach, CA We will learn more about abalone, a group of large snails that live in kelp forest habitats around the world. These humble snails “garden” the kelp forest and ensure there is space for the other plants and animals living there. For thousands of years, people living…

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Giant Seabass, Kings of the Kelp Forest

Ryan Freedman, NOAA’s Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary in Santa Barbara, CA Giant Seabass are a species of large fish that live in the cool waters off the coast of California. Thanks to government protections in California, this top predator of the kelp forest is beginning to return to the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary…

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Winged Ambassadors: Ocean Travelers

Jennifer Stock, NOAA’s Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary in Olema, CA Seabirds that live their entire lives at sea (except for one very special time of the year!) have tremendous stories to tell about the health and ecology of the global ocean. What makes a seabird a seabird? How do we know where they live…

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The Ocean From Space

Cara Wilson, NOAA’s Southwest Fisheries Science Center in Monterey, CA Satellites are amazing tools for observing the Earth and the big blue ocean that covers more than 70 percent of our planet. Scientists use data collected by satellites to monitor physical and biological changes in the ocean. Meet one of NOAA’s satellite oceanographers, who will…

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