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2022 Northeast Fall Ecosystem Monitoring Cruise Completed

We completed 52 percent of planned stations as cruise time was shortened by crew shortages and poor weather.
December 01, 2022 - Feature Story ,
2400x1684-chain-forming-diatom.jpg A chain-forming diatom, a common type of phytoplankton, found in the New York Bight area.

North Atlantic Right Whale and Offshore Wind Strategy Open for Public Comment until December 4

NOAA Fisheries and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management seek public comment on a new draft strategy to minimize the effects of offshore wind development on right whales and their habitat.
October 21, 2022 - Feature Story ,
The first offshore wind farm in the United States, the 30 megawatt, 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm, began commercial operations in 2016. The first offshore wind farm in the United States, the 30 megawatt, 5 turbine Block Island Wind Farm, began commercial operations in 2016. Credit: Dennis Schroeder/National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management and NOAA Demonstrate the Power of a Government-wide Approach to Sustainable Fisheries and Offshore Wind

Agencies announce the implementation of a programmatic mitigation approach to address the impacts of offshore wind energy development on NOAA Fisheries’ scientific surveys.
May 28, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Wind generators off Block Island. Offshore wind turbines in Block Island Sound off Southern New England. Credit: Ionna22.