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 […]
Content for this article written by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management. Please contact Elizabeth.Mountz@noaa.gov for more information. NOAA is working with local partners to invest in the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern (AOC), bringing it closer to the goal of delisting by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Delisting occurs when all management actions […]
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 […]
The moi (Pacific threadfin) is known as the “fish of kings.” At one time, only Hawai’ian royalty were allowed to eat this fish. Moi was so important to the ancient Hawai’ians that they built ponds to farm these fish and sustain the population. And so it was in an ancient […]