Young Puerto Ricans Restore Habitat Damaged by Hurricane While Launching Conservation Careers

Thanks to $1.3 million in NOAA funding, BoriCorps members will gain paid work experience and training while restoring ecosystems and supporting local communities.

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A woman smiling at her brother as he drives a boat. Photo credit: Christine Hochkeppel,
Photo of two red and green, breeding adult sockeye salmon in a river with gravel bottom Adult sockeye salmon. Credit: Masahide Kaeriyama, Hokkaido University.
On a hill looking out to two bodies of water and snowy mountains in the distance Port of Dutch Harbor and the village of Unalaska in the Aleutian Chain on the edge of the southeastern Bering Sea. Dutch Harbor the largest fishing port by volume in the U.S. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Paul Hillman.
A small pink fish on a black background. New species Emmelichthys papillatus Girard, Santos, and Bemis 2024, also known as the papillated redbait. It will be known by its Tagalog name, rebentador pula, in its native range of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the Kagoshima University Museum.