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Three’s A Crowd: NOAA Dehooks Several Seals in Two-Month Span

NOAA Successfully Dehooks Three Monk Seals in Recent Months.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Fish hook with line and pliers removed from monk seal.

NOAA Seeks Applications for Community-based Habitat Restoration Project Funding

$6 million in Community-based Restoration Program funding available for coastal and marine habitat restoration in 2019.
November 14, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Mission Abalone: Veterans Build SAFE Environments for Endangered White Abalone

NOAA’s California Veterans Corps program, providing post-9/11 veterans with opportunities to protect fisheries resources, is now engaged in restoring abalone along the California coast.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Diver underwater holding a pvc cage with a concrete base in kelp forest

Protecting Paradise: Marine Debris Team Does the Heavy Lifting

The team removed more than 160,000 pounds of lost or abandoned fishing nets and plastics from the remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, an ecologically and culturally significant area, part of the Papahānaumokuāea Marine National Monument.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
The team pulls a large mass of nets into the boat near the barrier reef at Midway Atoll.

Veterans Help Restore Valuable Fish Habitat: Success By the Numbers

Learn how the NOAA Veterans Corps provides opportunities for veterans to build their skills while they help conserve endangered salmon and steelhead in California.
November 09, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Veterans restoration work

Volunteer Pilots Fly South with First Sea Turtles of the New England Cold-Stun Season

Cold-stunned sea turtles in Massachusetts helped by volunteer pilots.
November 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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NOAA's Vision for Thriving, Diverse, and Resilient Coral Reef Ecosystems

Updated NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Strategic Plan is released
November 08, 2018 - Feature Story ,
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Looking Down to Improve the View from Above

Researchers are working to improve the quality of data collected by satellites more than 500 miles above the ocean. Their goal: determining how microscopic algae, also known as phytoplankton, absorb and scatter light, and how the colors of the phytoplankton...
November 06, 2018 - Feature Story ,
trichodesmium bloom floating on ocean

Innovative GulfCorps Program Grows, Kicks Off Year Two

NOAA and partners hosted orientations for nearly 100 new GulfCorps members, underserved youth and vets who’ll receive hands-on job training and employment in habitat restoration in the Gulf of Mexico.
November 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Four young adults and an instructor using a measuring tape surrounded by trees.

Meet Renowned Flatfish Expert Dr. Tom Munroe

NOAA Fisheries/Smithsonian Institution scientist Dr. Tom Munroe recently received the 2018 Robert H. Gibbs, Jr., Memorial Award in recognition of his outstanding body of published work in systematic ichthyology (the field of study describing and naming fishes).
November 02, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Margined tonguefish (Symphurus marginatus). Credit: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research. Identified by Tom Munroe.