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  • Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

    Deep-Sea Sponge Shows Promise for Cancer Research

    July 26: NOAA discovery of a green deep-sea sponge shows promise for cancer research. The small, deep-water Alaska sponge has molecules that selectively target and kill pancreatic tumor cells.

  • Video: Treasuring the Choptank River

    Video: Treasuring the Choptank River

    July 24: On Maryland's Eastern Shore, NOAA and partners are conducting science, restoring habitat, and working with community organizations to help residents develop and implement their vision for a healthy Choptank River.

  • NOAA Continues Commitment to Rec Fisheries

    NOAA Continues Commitment to Rec Fisheries

    July 11: NOAA Fisheries' National Saltwater Recreational Fisheries Initiative continues to advance commitment of establishing and maintaining a strong partnership with the recreational fishing community through action.

  • It's Habitat Month at Fisheries: Dig In!

    It's Habitat Month at Fisheries: Dig In!

    July 5: Pat Montanio, Director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation, kicks off Habitat Month--a month-long look at how healthy habitat is the foundation for sustaining fisheries and recovering protected species.

  • NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Habitat Month

    NOAA Fisheries Celebrates Habitat Month

    July 5: Join us all month as we celebrate the benefits of habitat conservation to fish and wildlife, communities, and the economy.

  • How Microplastics Affect Our Marine Species

    How Microplastics Affect Our Marine Species

    July 6: Marine animals, from shellfish and fish to larger marine mammals, ingest microplastics through the water or eat prey that contains them. The impact can be serious, affecting an animal's feeding and reproduction.

  • NOAA Announces 2017 Gulf Corps Grants Awardee

    NOAA Announces 2017 Gulf Corps Grants Awardee

    June 30: NOAA Fisheries announces the awardee recommended for funding under the 2017 GulfCorps Program.

  • Tour the  St. Louis River Estuary

    Tour the St. Louis River Estuary

    Mar 14: NOAA chose the St. Louis River Estuary as a Habitat Focus Area because of its historic pollution and great potential to provide clean habitat. Learn how local and federal partners are working to clean up the water and restore the watershed.

  • Up to $100M in Restoration Funding Available

    Up to $100M in Restoration Funding Available

    Jan 5: Through this funding opportunity, NOAA seeks to collaborate with non-federal partners to accomplish common restoration goals related to marine and coastal natural resources damaged by hazardous waste, oil spills, and other physical impacts.

  • $8M for 11 Projects to Increase Coastal Resiliency

    $8M for 11 Projects to Increase Coastal Resiliency

    Dec 20: NOAA announces $8 million in recommended funding for eleven projects under the 2016 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program. The program is part of NOAA’s comprehensive approach to building coastal resiliency.

  • New Funding to Implement Gulf Conservation Corps

    New Funding to Implement Gulf Conservation Corps

    Dec 14: NOAA Fisheries is announcing the availability of up to $7 million in funding provided under the RESTORE Act to enhance conservation corps activities along the Gulf of Mexico coast.

  • New Funding Opportunity for Habitat Focus Areas

    New Funding Opportunity for Habitat Focus Areas

    Dec 5: NOAA announces a federal funding opportunity to support multi-year projects and activities in the NOAA Habitat Blueprint Habitat Focus Areas. Fiscal Year 2017 awards will total up to $1.5 million.

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