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Watch Divers Restore Coral Reefs Hit by a Huge Ship in Hawaii

The 734-foot bulk carrier M/V VogeTrader after it ran aground near Oahu, on February 5, 2010. The milky color in the water beneath the ship is the pulverized coral. 272 more words


Restoration along Oregon’s Willamette River Opens up New Opportunities for Business and Wildlife

This is a post by the NOAA Restoration Center’s Lauren Senkyr.

Oregon’s Alder Creek restoration site in June 2012, prior to restoration. (Photo courtesy of Wildlands, Inc.) … 476 more words


Expanding a Washington River’s Floodplain to Protect Northwest Salmon and Communities

From the edge of the Emmons Glacier on Washington’s tallest peak, the scenic White River winds down the mountain, through forest, and joins the Puyallup River before finally reaching the sea at an industrial port in the city of Tacoma. 492 more words


Opening up the Hudson River for Migrating Fish, One Dam at a Time

This is a post by Carl Alderson of NOAA’s Restoration Center and Lisa Rosman of NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration.

One wintry day near the pre-Civil War–era town of Stockport, New York, NOAA scientists Lisa Rosman and Carl Alderson carefully edged their way down the snowy banks of Claverack Creek. 1,077 more words


Melting Permafrost and Camping with Muskoxen: Planning for Oil Spills on Arctic Coasts

This is a post by Dr. Sarah Allan, Alaska Regional Coordinator for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, Assessment and Restoration Division.

Alaska’s high Arctic coastline is anything but a monotonous stretch of beach. 1,457 more words


From Building B-17 Bombers to Building Habitat for Fish: The Reshaping of an Industrial Seattle River

Nearly all of the original habitat for salmon—including marsh, mudflats, and toppled trees along multiple meandering channels—was lost in 1913 when the Army Corps of Engineers transformed the Lower Duwamish River from a nine mile estuary into a five mile industrial channel. 877 more words


This Is How We Help Make the Ocean a Better Place for Coral

The ocean on its own is an amazing place. Which is why we humans like to explore it, from its warm, sandy beaches to its dark, mysterious depths. 531 more words