National Marine Sanctuaries Weather and Water Page

Forecasts and Observations for NOAA Marine Sanctuaries

This page contains links to National Weather Service marine and weather forecasts and the National Data Buoy Center's network of data collecting buoys and coastal stations for the 14 NOAA Marine Sanctuaries. The forecasts and observations are not specifically tailored to these areas, however, and this not a complete listing of all available weather or observation products. For a complete description of all NWS marine forecast and warning products and services, please visit the National Weather Marine Forecasts webpage and for complete listing of all ocean buoy and coastal station real-time or historical data, visit the National Data Buoy Center webpage. For coastal water temperatures, visit the National Oceanographic Data Center Coastal Water Temperature Guide.

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Channel Islands
As well as providing a wonderful setting for research and recreation, the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary is a wonderful classroom. Los Marineros is a marine education program for ...click image for more... (photo: Channel Islands NMS)
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Cordell Bank
On board the McArthur, in the oceanographic lab, visitors are provided with a close-up view of specimens of the Cordell Bank collected during the recent cruise. (photo: Karina Racz)
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Fagatele Bay
Many free-floating organisms, like the moon jellyfish (Aurelia aurita), are washed into the reefs and shallows of the Sanctuary. On deeper dives along the reef, a variety of pelagic species can also be seen.(photo: Florida Keys NMS)
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Florida Keys
There are an estimated 95,000 hectares of mangroves in Monroe County. Many of them are mangrove islands in Florida Bay and the Keys click image for more... (photo: Florida Keys NMS)
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Flower Garden Banks
With hopes high for the next days mission, the DeepWorker 2000's are strapped to the deck to keep them secure during the night. (Photo: Emma Hickerson- FGBNMS)
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Gray's Reef
The Gray's Reef Sea Turtle Satellite Tagging Project utilizes satellite transmitter tags to monitor adult and juvenile loggerhead sea click image for more... (photo: Karen Angle)
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Gulf of the Farallones
Schools of rockfish congregate in forests of nearshore kelp. (photo: Tony Chess)
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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale
Whale mother and calf
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Monitor
The Gray's Reef Sea Turtle Satellite Tagging Project utilizes satellite transmitter tags to monitor adult and juvenile loggerhead sea click image for more... (photo: Karen Angle)
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Monterey Bay
Large, dominant male Elephant seals establish harem areas where they willmate with several females during a season. (photo: Kip Evans)
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Olympic Coast
Wilkes prepares to dive assistance from dive technicians Annette Hoffmann and Ed Bowlby. (photo: Bob Steelquist)
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Papahānaumokuākea
The Makapuu Point Lighthouse, located at the edge of the Oahu Sanctuary boundary, is a popular hiking spot and whale watching station. click image for more... (photo: Kellie Araki)
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Stellwagen Bank
A stalked tunicate (Boltenia ovifera) looks like a flower but is actually an animal in the Phylum Chordata which makes it a primitive relative of vertebrates. This filter feeders pulls water through its body (tunic) with inhalant and exhalent siphons. (photo: Bob Michelson)
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Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay
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