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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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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
When better to see a rain garden in action than just after a solid rainfall? This spring, a group from NOAA did just that! A rain garden is a designed area usually depressed a bit into the ground that allows rainwater runoff to collect there—rather than quickly washing over impervious […]