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$8 Million for Eleven Projects to Increase Coastal Resiliency, Improve Habitat

Today, NOAA is announcing $8 million in recommended funding for eleven projects under the 2016 Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants Program. The program is part of NOAA’s comprehensive approach to building coastal resiliency.   These on-t
July 20, 2016 - Feature Story ,

Essential Fish Habitat: A Smart Investment for Sustainable Fisheries

Q&A with the former head of NOAA Fisheries about the importance of fish habitat and the law protecting it.
July 05, 2016 - Feature Story ,

The Road to Restoration for Sea Turtles

Part 1: Sea Turtles Harmed by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Sea turtles are irreplaceable. They serve unique ecological roles and are highly valued by the public. They are also vulnerable to threats caused by human activities. The five sea turtle
June 13, 2016 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Fisheries Assists Olympic National Park in Reopening Elwha River

NOAA Fisheries’ West Coast Region recently played a key role in helping Olympic National Park fund the removal of massive boulders in the Elwha River
November 17, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Water flowing through a rocky section of the Elwha River

A River Runs Around It

The dam removal and routing of the Carmel River began in 2013 and will be completely finished at the end of this year.
August 26, 2015 - Feature Story ,
San Clemente dam in the process of being torn down

A Handy Field Guide to The Nearshore Marine Fishes of Alaska

If you’re a fish biologist in Alaska, download a copy of this Handy Field Guide for your next expedition. And if you’re not, download one anyway. The pictures are awesome and the field guide is free.
July 20, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Round spiky green fish laying on ruler

Rose Atoll Marine National Monument Gets Interactive Underwater "Street View"

Around the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument.
June 30, 2015 - Feature Story ,

New Adult Fish Facility Opens Oregon’s South Santiam Basin to Threatened Salmon and Steelhead

Oregon’s Foster Dam just got an upgrade, one that is proving vital to the survival of threatened Upper Willamette River spring Chinook salmon and winter steelhead.
January 04, 2015 - Feature Story ,
Foster collection facility

ShoreZone: Art Meets Science on the Alaska Coastline

The idea for ShoreZone arose in the aftermath of the Exxon Valdez oil spill. To assess the damage from the spill, biologists and others needed to know how much eelgrass there was in Prince William Sound.
December 15, 2014 - Feature Story ,

The Importance of Eelgrass

NOAA Fisheries is providing guidelines to prevent further loss of one of nature’s most valuable and productive habitats in the marine environment—eelgrass.
November 07, 2014 - Feature Story ,