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NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off West Coast

NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off West Coast

A NOAA-led research team has found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine snails, called pteropods, which provide food for pink salmon, mackerel and herring, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
April 30, 2014 0 Comments
NOAA and partners release first federal ocean acidification strategic research plan

NOAA and partners release first federal ocean acidification strategic research plan

Today, NOAA and its partners released the first federal strategic plan to guide research and monitoring investments that will improve our understanding of ocean acidification, its potential impacts on marine species and ecosystems, and adaptation and mitigation strategies.

March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Carbon dioxide in the tropical Pacific Ocean is increasing faster than expected

Carbon dioxide in the tropical Pacific Ocean is increasing faster than expected

New NOAA research has revealed unprecedented changes in ocean carbon dioxide in the tropical Pacific Ocean over the last 14 years, influencing the role the oceans play in current and projected global warming and ocean acidification. Natural variability has dominated patterns in ocean CO2 in this region, but observations now show human activity contributes to increasing CO2 levels.

March 26, 2014 0 Comments
Introducing a new resource to help our nation's 'working waterfronts' flourish

Introducing a new resource to help our nation's 'working waterfronts' flourish

Experts in several NOAA Sea Grant programs helped develop the new Sustainable Working Waterfront Toolkit.

April 2, 2013 0 Comments
New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries

New Bering Sea research reveals how changing ecosystem impacts America's most valuable fisheries

Bering Sea marine mammals, birds, and fish are shifting where they eat, bear their young, and make their homes in response to changes in sea ice extent and duration.

May 30, 2012 0 Comments
Invasive Fish Becomes Nutritious Dish for Haitians in Need

Invasive Fish Becomes Nutritious Dish for Haitians in Need

Some innovative thinking by Louisiana Sea Grant is turning invasive Asian Carp into a high-quality protein source for the children living in a Haitian orphanage.

May 2, 2012 0 Comments
California Sea Grant study examines year-old NOAA West Coast catch shares program

California Sea Grant study examines year-old NOAA West Coast catch shares program

A new NOAA Sea Grant project will examine the ongoing effects of a new catch-shares policy in helping the fleet become both ecologically and economically viable.
March 26, 2012 0 Comments
New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry

New NOAA-supported West Coast studies to look at models for sustaining America's fishing industry

The “locavore” movement helps America’s farmers. Could it also help our fishing industry? Two new NOAA Sea Grant studies will look at how new business models, based on the success of community supported agriculture, could benefit fishing communities in Washington, Oregon, and California.

March 22, 2012 0 Comments
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