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Restoring New Orleans Wetlands After Hurricane Katrina

New federal funding will advance environmental justice in the Lower Ninth Ward and kickstart efforts to restore wetlands along the coast of New Orleans.
July 11, 2024 - Podcast ,
New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina (Photo: National Wildlife Federation)

Ambitious Living Shoreline Project Combats Coastal Land Loss in South Carolina

With $6.8 million from NOAA, The Nature Conservancy will build a 2,000-foot-long living shoreline near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. The organization will also help low-income landowners implement living shorelines on their properties.
July 01, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Volunteers building an oyster castle living shoreline reef near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (Photo: Lance Cpl. Kyle Baskin/U.S. Marine Corps) Volunteers building an oyster castle living shoreline reef near Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort (Photo: Lance Cpl. Kyle Baskin/U.S. Marine Corps)

Special Journal Issue Compiles Advances in Coral Reef Ecosystem Science

New research dives to new depths to advance our knowledge on coral reef ecosystems in a special issue of Bulletin of Marine Science.
June 26, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A SCUBA diver swims along a coral reef with a writing slate and measuring device, reef fish swimming across the field of view A NOAA diver surveys a coral reef. Credit: National Park Service/Rob Waara

To Protect and Serve: NOAA Enforcement Gives Back to Military Families

NOAA Law Enforcement officers spent a day on the water teaching veterans, active duty members, and their families about safe and legal fishing practices.
June 24, 2024 - Feature Story ,
NOAA Enforcement Officers and children holding a crevalle jack NOAA Enforcement Officers and children with a crevalle jack, NOAA Fisheries

Eyes in the Sky: Using Drones to Measure Sea Turtles

What do drones and toy turtles have in common? Scientists are using these tools to measure sea turtles in the wild without ever touching them.
June 17, 2024 - Feature Story ,
An aerial photograph showing a boat and 3 small toy turtles circled in red in the water. These toy sea turtles, circled in red, were photographed using a drone flying at 128 feet altitude. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Meet Mitchell Rider, Postdoctoral Research Associate

As part of the Faces of the Southeast Fisheries Science Center series, meet Dr. Mitchell Rider.
June 10, 2024 - Feature Story ,
A young man squats next to a large dog on a trail. Dr. Mitch Rider on a hike with his German shorthaired pointer pal, Louis. Photo courtesy of Mitch Rider

Teaching Kids to Fish and Love the Water

NOAA Fisheries and partners are working with communities in South Carolina to get kids involved in fishing and environmental conservation.
June 06, 2024 - Podcast ,
Children fishing on a dock in Charleston, South Carolina Children fishing on a dock in Charleston, South Carolina. Credit: Jae Schmitz

Shark Depredation: A Frustrating Experience for Fishermen in the Atlantic

NOAA Fisheries continues to work with partners and fishermen to find solutions to depredation.
June 04, 2024 - Feature Story ,
Saltwater fishing boat with poles in the Gulf of Mexico, Alabama. Saltwater fishing boat with poles in the Gulf of Mexico near Alabama.