FEBRUARY 14, 2014 -- At NOAA, we put our heart into our work every day of the year—whether we're cleaning up marine debris from beaches or modeling the (at times) curiously shaped paths of spilled oil.
But on some days, we take this a little more literally than others. As you can see in the video below, our oceanographers have used the NOAA oil spill forecast model GNOME to show what it looks like when they put their heart into their work for Valentine's Day.
Perhaps this hypothetical scenario might be what we should expect if a shipment of candy hearts were to spill off the coast of Washington?
Happy Valentine's Day from NOAA!