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Louisiana Living Shoreline to Protect Levees, Restore Wetlands, and Reconnect People to the Coast

With $4.5 million dollars in funding from NOAA under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, Jefferson Parish is building the first living shoreline to protect a federal levee system.
September 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Construction of the Bucktown Living Shoreline (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol) Construction of the Bucktown Living Shoreline (Photo: Moffatt & Nichol)

Whale Watching Operators Around Alaska Commit to Having Whale SENSE

Whale SENSE is an education, stewardship, and recognition program that highlights commercial whale watching companies that commit to higher standards of operation.
September 07, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. A humpback whale lands in the water after breaching near Auke Bay, Alaska. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Aleria Jensen

Continuing a Conservation Science Legacy: 40 Years of Monitoring Hawaiian Monk Seals

For more than 40 years, our monitoring and recovery work in the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument has been critical to guiding the protection of Hawaiian monk seals.
September 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A rainbow appears over the shoreline with a row of green wall tents, two boats moored offshore, and dozens of albatross chicks sitting on the beach. The Hawaiian monk seal Assessment and Recovery Camp at the remote atoll of Manawai. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jessica Bohlander (Permit # 848-1695)

Answering The Call: SeaWorld San Diego

Longtime wildlife rescue program has helped more than 40,000 marine mammals since 1965.
September 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Jeni Smith aboard a vessel smiling at the camera Jeni Smith, Rescue Supervisor at SeaWorld. Credit SeaWorld

New Research Predicts Effects of Marine Heatwaves on Top Ocean Predators

Real-time shifts in marine ecosystems and species demand “climate-ready” fisheries. This new research will inform fisheries management.
September 05, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two blue whales swim near the surface of the ocean. Two tagged blue whales swim in Monterey Bay in 2016. NOAA Fisheries permit 16111. Credit: Elliott Hazen/NOAA Fisheries

$45 Million Available to Advance Habitat Restoration Priorities of Tribes and Underserved Communities

NOAA will support capacity building, actionable science support, and restoration activities that benefit tribes and underserved communities and enhance their resilience to climate change.
September 01, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Construction equipment on a narrow strip of land in a wetland Wetland restoration in Louisiana’s Barataria Basin on April 8, 2022. Credit: Eric Vichich/NOAA Fisheries.

Hawai‘i Marine Animal Response Earns 2023 Partner in the Spotlight Award

NOAA recognizes Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response for its dedicated work in helping to conserve and recover the endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
August 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A group photo of seven taking a photo with a picture frame after receiving an award. Hawaiʻi Marine Animal Response receives the 2023 Hawaiian Monk Seal Partner in the Spotlight award. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Shark Conservation Starts with Shark Science

NOAA Fisheries invests millions of dollars into shark research to base management decisions on the best available science.
August 30, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Bull Shark in the hands of Tobey Curtis.  Tobey is wearing an orange glove on left hand, held under the sharks head.r