In 2017 NOAA and the other Trustees continue to make significant progress toward restoring the Gulf of Mexico from Deepwater Horizon, which poured oil into the water and onto the coastline for almost three months in 2010.
Testing of samples from marine wildlife during an unprecedented harmful algal bloom on the West Coast in recent months detected indicate potentially widespread effects of the bloom in marine food webs.
Many marine mammals use hearing to find their way through the world. But parts of the ocean are filling up with man-made noise, and that has the potential to leave them partially blinded. The CETSOUND project might help.