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How Will Changes in Habitat Affect Fish in and Near the Chesapeake Bay?

3/14/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov NOAA-funded research has explored how different species, including the commercially important summer flounder and black sea bass, may change their habitat use due to climate change. In the Mid-Atlantic Bight—the coastal and estuarine waters from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina—water temperature is increasing at twice… SEE MORE
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March 2023 ENSO update: no more La Niña!

3/10/2023 - By climate.gov La Niña—the cool phase of the El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) climate pattern—has left the building! After a year and half of non-stop La Niña, the tropical Pacific ocean-atmosphere system has transitioned to neutral, allowing NOAA to issue its “Final La Niña Advisory”. What can we expect for ENSO through the summer and… SEE MORE
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December 2022 water levels break eight historical records

3/3/2023 - By noaa.gov From Alaska to Washington, several of NOAA’s water level stations observed their highest recorded water levels. December was an active month for NOAA’s National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). A staggering eight stations observed all-time high water levels — some of which broke records in place for 40 years.… SEE MORE
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Fishermen facing climate change: crab crashes and wind power threats

2/21/2023 - By nationalfisherman.com Five thousand miles apart on their own oceans, New England trawlers and Alaska crabbers say they are up against twin threats from climate change: warming waters changing the marine environment, and hasty, risk-filled decisions in response from U.S. policy makers. [caption id="attachment_44790" align="alignnone" width="591"] Fishing red king crab… SEE MORE
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Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

2/10/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu  Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. [caption id="attachment_44697" align="alignnone" width="512"] Crescent_City_California_harbor_aerial_view via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Investments in the environment are paying off… SEE MORE