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Experts: El Nino may be historically strong, experts say."A big El Nino guarantees nothing," said Mike Halper, deputy director of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center. "At this point there's no cause for rejoicing that El Nino is here...
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On the Trails: Grunt sculpins

I recently took a visitor to see the aquaria on display at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration lab on Lena Point. This is not on my usual itinerary, but I became so captivated by one of the denizens in a tank that I decided...
NOAA to host Ted Stevens Day open house

...Alaska Senator Ted Stevens' contributions to Alaska's fisheries, and to celebrate Ted Stevens Day, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Fisheries will host an open house today from 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Juneau's Ted Stevens...
Sea life, poisons and learning about science

...hand-in-hand in Southeast Alaska, where unique opportunities for learning alongside biologists abound.The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration held its annual "Sun to Sea Camp," this summer and students participated in a number of hands-on...
Thumbs up, thumbs down

...have to be mindful that the ocean is their home, and it's our job to stay out of their way. The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration's viewing guidelines state that boats should be at least 100 yards away from humpback whales and...
NOAA moves into new research center

National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration officials were handed the keys to their new $51 million building at Lena Point this week and have begun moving in. Sound off...
Marine center near completion

...Research Institute at Lena Point is nearing completion, with a likely move-in date set for Jan. 8, National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration officials said Friday. "It is such a cool place. The building looks fabulous - we are excited about...
Steller sea lion recovery plan out for public review, revision

...segment, which includes Southeast Alaska, said Sheela McLean, with the Alaska Region office of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration. An initial plan was issued in May 2006, but McLean said since there were so many revisions made...
Council addresses growing halibut charter fleet

...commercial fleet. The council, meeting this week in Sitka, augmented regulations issued recently by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, said Linda Behnken, executive director of the Alaska Longline Fishermen's Association. "We...
Black Hawk pilots return from Iraq

...Brewing Co. beer and a banner reading, "We're so proud of you." Lewis, a researcher at the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and founder of the Juneau Mountain Rescue team, read to the audience from a speech he wrote on a napkin...


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