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Seaweed: The Miracle Macroalgae with Major Economic and Environmental Value

Discover the versatility of seaweed and the contributions of seaweed farming—or seaweed aquaculture—to working waterfronts and environmental sustainability.
September 27, 2023 - Podcast ,
Two aquaculture workers pull a line of kelp out of the water and into their boat, on Seagrove Kelp Co's farm site. Buoy markers are present on the water's surface. Sustainably grown, organic Alaskan kelp is harvested at the Seagrove Kelp Co. farm in Doyle Bay. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jordan Hollarsmith

Rewriting the Disaster Narrative in New Orleans through Collaboration and Community

With $1.2 million in funding under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act, NOAA is amplifying local efforts in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward and St. Bernard Parish to restore wetlands and revitalize communities.
September 22, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands today (left) versus a healthy cypress swamp in Louisiana (right). Bayou Bienvenue Wetlands today (left) versus a healthy cypress swamp in Louisiana (right). (Photos: Shutterstock)

Are Alaska Fishing Communities and Fishermen Prepared for Climate Change?

Scientists found that more planning is needed to help fishing communities in the Gulf of Alaska adapt and mitigate the potential economic impacts of climate change.
August 25, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Marina full of boats with a mountain in the background View of marina in Petersburg, Alaska. Credit: Marysia Szymkowiak/NOAA Fisheries

Coral Reefs Benefit From Reduced Land-Sea Impacts Under Ocean Warming

Local human impacts combine with global ocean warming to threaten coral reef persistence. New research finds that simultaneously reducing land- and sea-based human impacts supports coral reef persistence in our changing climate.
August 09, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Fish swimming above a colorful coral reef. Coral reef ecosystems, like this reef on Hawaiʻi Island, are more likely to persist under ocean warming when local human impacts originating from land and sea are reduced simultaneously. Credit: Arizona State University/Greg Asner

Training Program Teaches How to Identify Indo-Pacific Corals

NOAA Fisheries’ Coral Species Identification Training Program provides free workshops and resources on how to identify Indo-Pacific corals.
July 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
Pink white large-polyped with light tentacle tips. Euphyllia paradivisa coral at Tutuila, American Samoa. Credit: Douglas Fenner

Mission on the High Seas: Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey

A large-scale survey to better understand the populations and habitats of whales, dolphins, and seabirds is kicking off! Join us for the 5-month journey by following along our story map and regular updates.
July 24, 2023 - Feature Story ,
A pod of eight rough-toothed dolphins swim together along the surface of the ocean. Rough-toothed dolphins observed during HICEAS 2017. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Andrea Bendlin (Permit #20311)

Celebrating Habitat Month 2023: Growing Habitat Together

A message from Carrie Selberg Robinson, director of NOAA Fisheries Office of Habitat Conservation for Habitat Month.
July 11, 2023 - Leadership Message ,
Carrie Selberg Robinson (front row, right) stands in a crowd holding a shovel at groundbreaking ceremony for Herring River Restoration Project in Cape Cod, MA. Carrie Selberg Robinson (front row, right) at groundbreaking ceremony for Herring River Restoration Project in Cape Cod, MA.