Hawaiʻi’s cherished underwater environment has been wavering between seasons of health and seasons of stress in recent years. Now managers of Hawaiian coral reefs are monitoring vital signs after the NOAA Coral Reef Watch report on the world’s worst coral bleaching and die-off ever recorded, which began in 2014 but is predicted by […]
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You can’t eat wild Atlantic salmon from the U.S., because so few remain. Atlantic salmon have dwindled to one percent of their historic population in the northeastern U.S. Because the shrunken population is highly endangered, NOAA Fisheries selected it as one of eight Species in the Spotlight. NOAA also selected […]
Managers of Hawaiʻi’s coral reefs are “seeing” some reefs for the first time, thanks to new maps that reveal places difficult for divers to visit. This fundamental information is important, because the health and abundance of valuable fishes and corals depend on their habitats. Results are showing that deeper reefs may provide […]
More than 30 watershed professionals from across the country met face-to-face for the first time in June 2016 to review the early successes and continuing challenges of NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas. Launched in 2013, Habitat Focus Areas coordinate expertise to improve a large coastal watershed and its community. NOAA Administrator […]
Balancing water needs to recover salmon El Niño rains have brought record rainfall to northern California this year—just in time for a new water conservation project on the Russian River watershed. Two water diversion storage tanks holding approximately 180,000 gallons each were installed by Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District at […]