Ads by Google Ads by Google

NOAA

Amata with others
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — NOAA-funded researchers, and partners have identified a new record size coral colony at Ta’u Island in American Samoa, even larger than the island’s Big Momma colony, one of the largest in the world. The colony was measured and described during a monitoring survey...
The Tauese P.F. Sunia Ocean Center,
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Palau’s International Coral Reef Center on marine protected areas, including the establishment of a sister sanctuary arrangement between Puipuiga lautele o le...
Flowchart showing decision process for determining La Niña
Apia, SAMOA — The La Niña weather pattern is officially underway in the Pacific, according to the Pacific Meteorological Desk Partnership at the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). As a result, Pacific islands in the central Pacific region such as Kiribati, Nauru and...
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....
Homeland Security logo
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,...

Pages