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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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 […]
NOAA is recommending $1.2 million in funding for habitat restoration in eight Habitat Focus Areas. These new projects will educate coastal residents, restore habitats, and support sustainable fisheries and resilient communities. NOAA’s Habitat Focus Areas, which fall under the NOAA Habitat Blueprint, are targeted places where NOAA is partnering to […]
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 […]
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 […]