Articles by: Habitat Communication

Anchialine pool at Waiaʿelepī in West Hawaiʻi. Photo credit: Barbara Seidel.

New Tools to Address Threats to Anchialine Pools in the West Hawaiʻi Habitat Focus Area

Article contributed by Brad Stubbs NOAA and partners have released scientific and outreach tools to better understand and help guide the management of anchialine (AN-key-ah-line) pools within the West Hawaiʻi Habitat Focus Area (HFA). Anchialine pools are brackish, tidally influenced bodies of water with a subterranean connection to the ocean. […]

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West Hawaiʻi HFA Map Viewer

NOAA and Partners Release New Map Viewer for West Hawaiʻi Habitat Focus Area

Article contributed by Brad Stubbs The West Hawaiʻi Habitat Focus Area (HFA) team released the West Hawaiʻi HFA Map Viewer on the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing System (PacIOOS) website. The map viewer provides a platform to geographically view the type of scientific data collected within the HFA. Available datasets include […]

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St. Louis River Habitat Focus Area Team Completes Public Access and Cultural Guidebook

St. Louis River Habitat Focus Area Team Completes Public Access and Cultural Guidebook

Tourism is one of the largest industries around the St. Louis River, especially in Duluth, Minnesota, creating well over $780 million in annual direct economic impact. To bring more attention to the estuary, NOAA worked with local partners to promote public access and cultural tourism as part of the St. […]

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Sea Grant in the Habitat Focus Areas

Sea Grant in the Habitat Focus Areas

Partnerships are central to Habitat Focus Areas. By bringing together the diverse expertise of NOAA and our partners, Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs) are conducting new research, developing tools to inform management decisions, and working with local communities. Sea Grant—a Federal-University partnership between NOAA and 33 programs based at universities across […]

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Volunteers remove invasive plants from a fish pond in West Hawaii Habitat Focus Area.

$1.2 Million in Funding for Partners Working in NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas

NOAA announces $1.2 million in funding for habitat restoration in seven Habitat Focus Areas. Investing in habitat restoration and recovery projects leads to real, lasting differences for communities, businesses, and the environment. Project awards were selected through a competitive process in fiscal year 2017, and are receiving additional funding in […]

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