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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


On the Front Lines of an Oil Spill in My Own Backyard: A Report from Santa Barbara, California

This is a post by Gabrielle Dorr, NOAA/Montrose Settlements Restoration Program Outreach Coordinator.

When I first heard about the pipeline oil spill at Refugio State Beach… 1,017 more words


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