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NOAA launches new website for interpretive buoy information

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has launched a new website, http://buoybay.noaa.gov, for its Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System (CBIBS).

CBIBS is a network of observation buoys along the Captain John Smith National Historic Trail. The buoys provide real-time weather data and historic information about John Smith's adventures during his 1607-1609 voyages. There are a total of 10 buoys in the Bay and the Susquehanna, Patapsco, Potomac, Rappahannock and James rivers.

The new CBIBS website offers better data downloads, a "buoy news" section, featured users and the ability to bookmark specific buoy pages. iPhone users can also download a smart buoy app.

For more information, visit http://buoybay.noaa.gov or read about the new CBIBS website on the Bay Backback blog.


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