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The ocean is constantly changing and is full of interesting phenomena. Satellites allow us to view and learn about the ocean on a scale that is not otherwise possible. In this post, I will share information about oceanographic features that can be observed with satellites and projects that utilize CoastWatch products. I hope you enjoy learning about our dynamic ocean and satellite oceanography! --Emily

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A Satellite's View of Coastal Erosion

One expected impact of climate change is an increase in the frequency and severity of storms in the eastern United States. As such, many coastal communities and ecosystems are increasingly vulnerable to the detrimental impacts of coastal erosion. ...more on this feature

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Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring and Forecasting in the Gulf of Mexico

Harmful algal blooms are a common occurrence in the Gulf of Mexico. Red tide blooms of the neurotoxin producing alga Karenia brevis are of particular concern. ...more on this feature

Salmon shark image courtesy the Alaska Department of Fish and Game

Juvenile Salmon Shark Habitat Use Research

Salmon sharks are apex predators found in the North Pacific. Juvenile salmon sharks are known to utilize nursery areas in the North Pacific Transition Zone and the California Current System. ...more on this feature

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Tongue of the Ocean

The Tongue of the Ocean is a deep water basin in the Bahamas that is surrounded to the east, west and south by a carbonate bank known as the Great Bahama Bank. The deep blue water of the Tongue is a stark contrast to the shallow turquoise waters of the surrounding Bank. ...more on this feature

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Gulf of Mexico Loop Current

The Gulf of Mexico loop current brings warm Caribbean water northward between the Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba and into the Gulf. ...more on this feature