Posts Tagged ‘National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’

Forescasters trim number of expected hurricanes

GULF OF MEXICO — Federal forecasters are slightly reducing their prediction for a busy Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration updated its hurricane season forecast today, trimming back the number of hurricanes they expect this year to between six and nine. The forecast calls for three to five of those hurricanes to […] [...]

Fishing ban expanded; one-third of Gulf closed

by Associated Press Published: July 5,2010

Tags: BP, gulf of mexico, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, Vermilion Bay

NEW ORLEANS — A ban on fishing in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico has been estended to an area south of Vermilion Bay, La., roughly the western edge of oil spreading from the broken BP well. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the closing brings to more than 81,000 square miles of […] [...]

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