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Restoring Habitat After Oil Spills and Other Environmental Disasters

NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation and Restoration Program protects and restores natural resources harmed by oil spills, releases of hazardous waste, and vessel groundings.
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Analyzing Risk to Improve Oil Spill Planning and Response

Tools to help plan for oil spill response along the sensitive coastlines of Alaska.

Arctic Marine Mammal Disaster Response Guidelines Technical Memo and Appendices, 2017

NOAA Fisheries guidance for the immediate and effective protection, rescue, rehabilitation of, and the minimization of damage to, fish and wildlife resources and their habitat that are harmed or that may be jeopardized by a discharge.
November 02, 2017 - Technical Memo ,

Pinniped and Cetacean Oil Spill Response Guidelines

When oil spills occur in the marine environment, many species of wildlife in that ecosystem may be either directly or indirectly impacted. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-OPR-52
December 01, 2015 - Policy and Guidance ,

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 ,