An analysis of 20 years of water quality data shows that Biscayne Bay, a NOAA Habitat Focus Area off southeast Florida, is degrading. Scientists have identified early warning signs that could help inform managers to prevent a shift in the structure of the bay’s ecosystem. In a recent study published […]
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NOAA is funding $950,000 for habitat restoration in six Habitat Focus Areas (HFAs). The projects build on the work initiated in 2017 and will continue to restore habitat, support sustainable fisheries and resilient communities, and educate coastal residents. NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, a pillar of the NOAA Habitat Blueprint, are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Will declining water quality impact local Biscayne Bay businesses? A recent study conducted by scientists at the University of Miami suggests that degraded water quality conditions change how people use the bay, with significant implications for the local economy. Biscayne Bay, which shares its shoreline with the Miami urban area, […]