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NOAA and Partners Work Quickly to Save Corals Hit by Catamaran in Puerto Rico

On May 14, 2015, the 49-foot-long catamaran M/V Aubi ran aground along the north coast of Puerto Rico, further damaging wide swaths of corals in the area during its removal. 796 more words


Transforming Dusty Fields into Vibrant Salt Marshes in San Francisco Bay

What happens when you fill a dry, dusty 1,200 acre field at the northern edge of San Francisco Bay with tide waters unseen in that place for more than a century? 701 more words


At the Bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, Corals and Diversity Suffered After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Five Years Later

This is the second in a series of stories over the coming weeks looking at various topics related to the response, the Natural Resource Damage Assessment science, restoration efforts, and the future of the Gulf of Mexico. 1,362 more words


Despite Threats, Celebrating Restoration Successes for Seabirds in California

Seabirds: You may see them perched along a fishing pier poised to scavenge or swooping for fish by the thousands out in the open ocean. This diverse group of marine birds… 700 more words

Oil Spills

After a Century Apart, NOAA and Partners Reunite a Former Wetland with San Francisco Bay’s Tides

Scooping away the last narrow band of mud, a bright yellow excavator released a rush of brackish water into an area cut off from the tides for more than a hundred years. 671 more words


Our Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2015

While we have accomplished a lot in the last year, we know that we have plenty of work ahead of us in 2015.

As much as we wish it were so, we realize oil and chemical spills, vessel groundings, and marine debris will not disappear from the ocean and coasts in the next year. 400 more words