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Woman using tablet to access NOAA education website
Washington, D.C. — With lots of kids home from school, you might be looking for educational activities* that can be done without leaving the house. Here’s a quick roundup of NOAA’s most popular educational resources to help you safely hunker down while learning about the ocean and atmosphere. Note...
Congresswoman Amata and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a $2,553,194 CARES Act grant for coronavirus relief for American Samoa’s fishermen. The news is part of a national announcement by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross allocating $300 million in fisheries assistance. Congress provided this funding...
Molina swimming over a reef in snorkle gear
Seattle, WASHINGTON — A coral reef is part of a delicate balancing act. When stony corals dominate the ocean floor, they form vibrant reefs that are home to marine life. Besides being hotspots teeming with life, reefs can protect shorelines from storms by absorbing coastal swell and storm surge....
A NOAA vessel conducting ocean ecosystem studies
Washington, D.C. — NOAA is in the process of acquiring two new oceanographic ships as part of the agency’s fleet rebuilding effort. Once in service, the new ships will support a wide variety of missions, ranging from general oceanographic research and exploration to marine life, climate and ocean...
Parrotfish
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The Fisheries Division of the Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources (DMWR), in partnership with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), and Poseidon Fisheries Research, concluded the Second Fisheries Science Research and Workshop, held in American Samoa earlier this month....
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Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed a grant of $661,550 in federal funds for the American Samoa Department of Homeland Security designated to tsunami preparations. These federal funds through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency within the U.S....
Congresswoman Aumua Amata
Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Aumua Amata welcomed more than $1 million in federal funds for coral reef conservation in American Samoa over the next two years. These federal funds through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency within the U.S. Commerce Department,...
Honolulu, HAWAII — In the past 10 years, millions of dollars have flowed through an obscure federal fund aimed at supporting commercial tuna fishermen in Hawaii and three U.S. Pacific island territories. But limited oversight, a process of awarding contracts mostly behind closed doors and a...
National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Ocean Center
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council is currently recruiting for the fishing seat and business/industry seat. The National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa Advisory Council provides the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries with advice and...
 Congresswoman Amata, NOAA’s Captain Kristie Twining, Lt. Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington, and friends in Tafuna
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Congresswoman Aumua Amata toured and discussed the special mission of the “hurricane hunter” aircraft the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) currently has in American Samoa. “I appreciate the opportunity to hear the details of this unique aircraft and...

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