itCG-Today Show interview, Arctic research continues, CGC Legare partners with Sierra Leone, Good Sams save four

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  • The Today Show on NBC featured video of yesterday’s large waves off Acadia National Park in Maine and an interview with the Coast Guard and Park Ranger.
    Watch the video of the show here
  • Guardians in Coast Guard District Seventeen worked with several scientific agencies and the International Ice Patrol to place its first ocean drifting buoy in the Arctic Ocean last week. The buoy will help scientists forecast weather, predict sea ice conditions and determine the effects of climate change. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Buoy Data Center also tracks several maritime buoys with weather and sea information.
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  • The Coast Guard is also helping NOAA scientists measure greenhouse gases and ozone in the Arctic. NOAA installed air inlets on the aircraft that attach to onboard air-sampling instruments and measure the gases in real time. The data gathered over time will help NOAA map out natural emissions sites, estimate their outflow, and set benchmarks for future changes in a warming world.
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  • CGC Legare worked with officials in Sierra Leone to stop a vessel that was fishing illegally off of Freetown, Sierra Leone, last week. The mission was part of a joint law enforcement patrol with Sierra Leone and CGC Legare’s deployment with the U.S. 6th Fleet.
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  • After striking a reef in Prince William Sound, Alaska, and ripping a hole in the bottom of their boat, the four fishermen onboard used the radio to call for help. That distress call was heard by several boats in the area who diverted to aid the fishermen. With the help of the other boats, the four men were rescued and valuable gear onboard was salvaged before the boat sank. The Coast Guard is monitoring the salvage and potential pollution discharge from the sunken vessel.
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