Oct. 24, 2017
USFF Introduces New Tool for Afloat Environmental Compliance
NORFOLK, Va. —
U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) Installations and Environment department has developed an Afloat Environmental Compliance website to improve Sailors' access to environmental compliance resources, Oct. 24.
Oct. 5, 2017
Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport Division Teams with New Bedford Whaling Museum for Marine Mammals Exhibit
NEWPORT, R.I. —
Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport Division teamed with the New Bedford Whaling Museum (NBWM) on an exhibit exploring the Navy's long history of marine mammal research, its role in protecting the ocean environment, and its contributions to marine mammal science and conservation.
Sept. 18, 2017
Tagging Project to Aid in Successful Management of Guam's Endangered Sea Turtles
PITI, Guam —
Hawaii researchers are preparing to publish information, sometime this year, based on three years of fieldwork and data collection which assessed juvenile sea turtle behavior in Guam's waters.
Sept. 5, 2017
Navy Sonobuoys Facilitate Endangered Whale Sighting
ANCHORAGE, Alaska —
Thanks to sonobuoys provided by the U.S. Navy, the National Marine Fisheries Services (NMFS) recently spotted two endangered North Pacific right whales in the Bering Sea near Bristol Bay, Alaska, Aug. 6.
Aug. 14, 2017
Deputy Secretary of Defense Signs NDE for SURTASS LFA
The Deputy Secretary of Defense has invoked a National Defense Exemption (NDE), after conferring with the Secretary of Commerce. The NDE will enable the U.S. Navy to continue routine training, testing and operations with Surveillance Towed Array Sensor System Low Frequency Active (SURTASS LFA) sonar.
Helping Hands: NAVSTA Mayport Volunteers Inventory Sea Turtle Eggs
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
As the sun's rays lifted above the calm ocean waters, more than ten members from the Naval Station (NAVSTA) Mayport's Sea Turtle Patrol Team, gathered together at the north end of the base's beach to inventory and monitor three sea turtle nests August 7.
June 14, 2017
'Purple Heart' Sea Turtle Released Back into the Ocean with Navy Satellite Tag Used for Research
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. —
On Memorial Day, a juvenile Kemp's ridley sea turtle was incidentally hooked by a recreational fisherman at the Ocean View Fishing Pier in Norfolk, Virginia. As a result, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center's Stranding Response Team was called in to rescue the sea turtle.
May 15, 2017
Environmental Management System Identifies, Manages Liabilities
PATUXENT RIVER, Md. —
By definition, the Environmental Management System (EMS) provides the Navy's framework for day-to-day decision making and long term planning processes to support mission readiness and regulatory compliance.
April 25, 2017
"Stewards of the Sea" Exhibits during Earth Day Event at Mount Trashmore
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. —
The U.S. Navy's "Stewards of the Sea: Defending Freedom, Protecting the Environment" exhibit was showcased at Mount Trashmore Park April 22 as part of Earth Day celebrations.
April 14, 2017
The Navy on Guam Partners with Local, Federal Agencies to Remove Abandoned Boat from Guam Reef
ASAN, Guam —
A team of Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas environmental specialists and Navy salvage divers safely floated a 26-foot abandoned fiberglass boat on April 5, a result of a One Guam cooperative effort between government of Guam, federal agencies and the Navy.