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Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces funding opportunities to support community-engaged marine debris removal and prevention

Sea Grant announces $19 million in federal funding opportunities to address the prevention and removal of marine debris.  These opportunities are a component of nearly $3 billion in targeted investments for NOAA in the areas of habitat restoration, coastal resilience and weather forecasting infrastructure through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

June 29, 2022 0 Comments
New video series explores environmental DNA

New video series explores environmental DNA

Have you ever wondered what animals might be present in a particular habitat or traveled through a certain area of the ocean? Scientists are able to use environmental DNA or “eDNA” sampling to help answer those questions.

May 3, 2022 0 Comments
New global forecasts of marine heatwaves foretell ecological and economic impacts

New global forecasts of marine heatwaves foretell ecological and economic impacts

Researchers have developed global forecasts that can provide up to a year's advance notice of marine heatwaves, sudden and pronounced increases in ocean temperatures that can dramatically affect ocean ecosystems.

April 20, 2022 0 Comments
Sediments a likely culprit in spread of deadly disease on Florida coral reefs, study finds

Sediments a likely culprit in spread of deadly disease on Florida coral reefs, study finds

A new study found that seafloor sediments have the potential to transmit a deadly pathogen to local corals and hypothesizes that sediments have played a role in the persistence of a devastating coral disease outbreak throughout Florida and the Caribbean. 

January 25, 2022 0 Comments
Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption

Understanding a unique tsunami event caused by the Tonga volcano eruption

Two Saildrones were approximately 3,500 nautical miles away when the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted off the coast of Tonga on January 15, capturing key data on the major eruption.

January 24, 2022 0 Comments
Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology

Environmental DNA sampling gets an upgrade with new open-source technology

Scientists at NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML) have engineered a new instrument that will provide valuable information about the biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems.

January 14, 2022 0 Comments
Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

Researchers develop automated method to identify fish calls underwater

A research team led by NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystem and Resource Studies at Oregon State University has developed an automated method that can accurately identify calls from a family of fishes.

January 6, 2022 0 Comments
New ocean floats to boost global network essential for weather, climate research

New ocean floats to boost global network essential for weather, climate research

NOAA and partners have joined together to launch approximately 100 new Argo floats across the Atlantic ocean to collect data that supports ocean, weather and climate research and prediction. 

December 15, 2021 0 Comments
New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

New study finds urban corals persist in unlikely places

A new study finds coral that live in urban areas have some cool adaptations for their challenging conditions - even specialized proteins for defending against toxic substances. 

October 14, 2021 0 Comments
Low-oxygen waters off Washington, Oregon coasts risk becoming large 'dead zones'

Low-oxygen waters off Washington, Oregon coasts risk becoming large 'dead zones'

A large area of poorly oxygenated water is growing off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Scientists say oxygen levels may fall low enough to create "dead zones." 

July 21, 2021 0 Comments
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