Meet the Winners of the Fifth Annual Ocean in Focus Photo Contest
Congratulations to Andy Murch for his grand prize winning photo essay titled "Gillnets: An Indiscriminate Fishery," chosen from a group of six finalists. For his essay, Murch focused on the wasteful practice of gillnet fishing, specifically in the halibut fishery of Baja California.
Noaa predicts wildly active hurricane season out of Atlantic and Caribbean
Americans were warned on Thursday to brace for an extremely active hurricane season - less than a year after the devastation of Sandy, which hit the east coast in October 2012 – with 13 to 20 named storms, including seven to 11 hurricanes.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, releasing its annual forecast, said 2013 would be prolific in raising storms out of the Atlantic and Caribbean.