Corals may live underwater, but their problems often start on land. Now for the first time, partners in Puerto Rico are coordinating efforts on the land and in the sea to revive their declining corals. This terrestrial-marine approach to restoration is happening near Culebra Island, a populated island about 20 […]
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Bad Weather Frustrates Recovery Efforts A motorboat in Puerto Rico crushed corals into thousands of pieces when it ran aground on February 18, and bad weather has complicated recovery efforts. The boat Noemi del Mar was quickly removed from the shallows of Palomino Island, which is within a NOAA Habitat […]
NOAA is announcing the availability of a federal funding opportunity to support multi-year projects and activities in the NOAA Habitat Blueprint Habitat Focus Areas. Fiscal Year 2017 awards will total up to $1.5 million, with total anticipated funding over three years up to $3.5 million, contingent upon final appropriations. The […]
Today, NOAA announced $467,046 in funding for three new projects under the Habitat Blueprint. The Habitat Blueprint provides a framework for NOAA to think and act strategically—across programs and with partner organizations—to address the growing challenge of coastal and marine habitat loss and degradation. The awards to academic and non-profit […]