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Chunks of sea ice, melt ponds and open water are all seen in this image captured at an altitude of 1,500 feet by the NASA's Digital Mapping System instrument during an Operation IceBridge flight over the Chukchi Sea on Saturday, July 16, 2016.
NASA: First Six Months of 2016 Hottest Ever Recorded So Far

The Dungeness crab, Cancer magister, is an important commercial species in the family Cancridae. They range from the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea to Santa Barbara, California. Their preferred habitat is sandy bottom and in eelgrass beds, subtidally
Do Not Eat Dungeness Crab: Health Officials Report Toxic Algae Poisoning

This image shows the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DSCOVR spacecraft's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and telescope, and the Earth - one million miles away.
New NASA Site Posts Daily EPIC Photos of Earth from Space

Extensive stand of severely bleached coral at Lisianski Island in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (Hawaii) documented during an August 2014 NOAA research mission.
Coral Reefs All Over the World are Dying from Massive Bleaching Event

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Ari Friedlaender of Oregon State University tags a blue whale. Image collected under NOAA Fisheries permit.
How Blue Whales Manage to Get So Big Despite Eating Tiny Shrimp

Arctocephalus townsendi * Although named fur seals, Guadalupe fur seals are members of the Otariidae family, meaning they are more like sea lions.
Fur Seals on California Coast are Dying Due to Warmer Waters

Bears feeding on a fin whale carcass in Larson Bay, Alaska, near Kodiak.
Scientists Investigate Mysterious Deaths of 30 Whales on Alaska Coast

Map showeing distribution of bottom-water dissolved oxygen from July 28 to August 3, west of the Mississippi River delta. Black lined areas — areas in red to deep red — have very little dissolved oxygen.
Gulf of Mexico 'Dead Zone' Bigger Than Average This Year

Remnants of the shipwreck in the seabed off of the North Carolina coast.
Mysterious 18th Century Shipwreck Found in North Carolina Coast

Northern lights seen over Mount Washington Observatory due to a solar flare that began last June 22.
Brilliant Aurora Borealis Happening Right Now From Intense Solar Storm

Toxic algae blooms already span from California to northern Washington state.
Toxic Algae Bloom Hits West Coast; Scientists Say Deadliest and Largest Ever

Shiprock, New Mexico, is in the Four Corners region where an atmospheric methane
Dangerous, Mysterious Methane Hotspot in Four Corners Investigating by Scientists

Algae
NASA, Three Federal Agencies Work On $3.6 Million Project Against Toxic Algal Blooms Threat

El Nino
NOAA States El Niño's Arrival Is 'Too Little, Too Late'; California Is Uber Dry

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