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Hurricane Bertha Stalls 220 Miles Off Bermuda

Updated: 07/12/2008 - Hurricane Bertha was nearly stationary off Bermuda on Saturday but is still likely to create tropical storm conditions as it heads east of the Atlantic island, forecasters said.

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Eastern Pacific Fishing Nations Fail to Conserve Tuna

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Rodney McInnis, Southwest Administrator of NOAA’s Fisheries Service and U.S. Commissioner to the Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission (IATTC), today expressed disappointment that a few countries blocked the Commission’s plan to conserve depleted tuna stocks.

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NOAA Takes First Broad Look at Soot from Ships

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Tugboats puff out more soot for the amount of fuel used than other commercial vessels, and large cargo ships emit more than twice as much soot as previously estimated, according to the first extensive study of commercial vessel soot emissions.

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NOAA Joins with International Commission to Restore Muskegon Lake

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Representatives from NOAA and the U.S.-Canadian Great Lakes Commission joined Michigan’s Lt. Gov. John Cherry today on the banks of Muskegon Lake to launch a new partnership to restore fish and wildlife habitat in the Great Lakes Region.

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NOAA’s Fisheries Service Issues Biological Opinion to Protect Willamette Basin Salmon and Steelhead

Posted: 07/12/2008 - NOAA’s Fisheries Service has issued guidelines and timetables for the three federal agencies involved in the management of 13 dams in northwestern Oregon’s Willamette River Basin that will allow the dams to be operated and maintained without threatening the continued existence of winter steelhead and chinook salmon, or harming their critical habitat.

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NOAA Begins Tracer Experiment at South Central Outfall, Delray Beach

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Scientists from NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Miami will conduct an experiment through Sunday that temporarily will color the water red along coastal waters off southeast Florida to investigate the plume emerging from the South Central Regional Wastewater Treatment and Disposal Plant ocean outfall.

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Summer Storms Could Mean More Dead Zones

Posted: 07/12/2008 - Summer storms sweep fertilizers into the rivers and streams and carry them to the shoreline. Once the plumes of storm and river runoff reach the coast, the nutrients in fertilizers can feed tiny ocean plants, called phytoplankton, which can bloom and create "dead zones," or oxygen-deficient areas.

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