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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


How NOAA Uses Coral Nurseries to Restore Damaged Reefs

The cringe-inducing sound of a ship crushing its way onto a coral reef is often the beginning of the story. But, thanks to NOAA’s efforts… 949 more words


When Ships Threaten Corals in the Caribbean, NOAA Dives to Their Rescue

A blue hamlet hangs out in healthy staghorn coral. (NOAA)

Coral reef damaged (right) by the Margara oil tanker grounding in Puerto Rico in April 2006. 920 more words


Before Breaking Ground for Restoration, Digging for Signs of the Past

This is a post by Carl Alderson of NOAA’s Restoration Center.

Looking across the open fields of the surrounding farm community, I am reminded of the long history of both European and Native American settlement in this portion of southwest New Jersey. 555 more words