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The Job of a NOAA Oil Spill Response Scientist

Gary Shigenaka and Charlie Henry, both of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration in Seattle, WA and Mobile, AL NOAA scientists respond to more than 150 oil spills every year. It is their job to provide the best available science that guides emergency response decision making. April 2020 marked the 10 year anniversary of the…

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Alaska Week: Talking Trash

Peter Murphy, NOAA’s Marine Debris Program Alaska Regional Coordinator in Seattle, WA When you think of Alaska, you may think of bears, snow-capped peaks, and stunning glaciers (or just “home”). You can find all of that in Alaska, but also a whole lot of marine debris from all over the world. The same things that…

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