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Supporting Endangered Atlantic Sturgeon in the Chesapeake Bay

Work in the Chesapeake Bay includes identifying and protecting habitat used by these fish for spawning, seeking to minimize vessel strikes, and educating students about these fish.
December 19, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Two sturgeon swim above a gravelly bottom Atlantic sturgeon near rocky bottom

Return ‘Em Right Best Release Practices Manual Available for Recreational Anglers

Anglers, captains, fisheries managers, and scientists collaborated with the Return ‘Em Right team to create guidance on best release practices for reef fish in the Southeast United States.
December 14, 2023 - Feature Story ,
a man on a boat in sunglasses and a hat holds a caught redfish on his line The Return ‘Em Right program worked with recreational anglers, for-hire captains, fisheries managers, and scientists to create a manual on best release practices. (Return 'Em Right)

Ipswich and Parker River Dam Removals in Massachusetts to Restore Fish and Protect Communities

With $2.5 million in funding through NOAA, the Ipswich River Watershed Association and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries will address dams blocking fish passage and posing flood risks to towns.
December 13, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Field trip group visiting the Ipswich Mills Dam (Photo: Marilyn Humphries, courtesy of Ipswich River Watershed Association) Field trip group visiting the Ipswich Mills Dam (Photo: Marilyn Humphries, courtesy of Ipswich River Watershed Association)

Explore a NOAA Career: Summer 2024 Paid Internships in the Chesapeake Bay

College students: Apply by January 28, 2024, for these opportunities to learn from and work with NOAA scientists and other experts.
December 11, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Onboard a boat, a young woman wearing sunglasses and holding a small camera crouches near a frame made from PVC pipe. An intern with the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office readies equipment to monitor the health of restored oyster reefs.

Millionth Spiny Superhero Released to Devour Hawaiʻi's Coral-Smothering Algae

One million sea urchins have now been deployed through the Hawaii Division of Aquatic Resources’ work in partnership with NOAA to restore corals after the M/V Cape Flattery grounded on an Oʻahu reef.
December 06, 2023 - Feature Story ,
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Celebrate Corals Week

Corals Week is December 4–8, 2023! Join us in celebrating this diverse group of invertebrate animals and the reef habitats they create.
December 04, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Corals in clear pristine waters. Shallow water provides habitat for branching corals (Acropora spp), as seen here on a reef flat in Guam. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jonathan Brown

New Hope for Puerto Rico’s Coral Reefs

With $10.6 million in new funding through NOAA, our long-time Puerto Rico partner Institute for Socio-Ecological Research is poised to restore coral reefs on a massive scale
December 04, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Coral reef in Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico (Photo: NOAA) Coral reef in Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico (Photo: NOAA)