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New Jersey Commits $13 Million to Fight Algae

4/12/2019 - By Eric Colby. New Jersey governor Phil Murphy announced that his administration will provide more than $13 million to fund an initiative to reduce and prevent future algal blooms in the state. In its Currents newsletter, the National Marine Manufacturers Association applauded the program that will fund prevention, mitigation, study and response… SEE MORE
White oak seedlings at John S. Ayton State Tree Nursery.

“Gift of Trees” Can Last for Generations

4/12/2019 - The Maryland Department of Natural Resources offers holiday shoppers the opportunity to give a lasting legacy. The Gift of Trees is a program where Marylanders purchase native trees — either a single tree or a grove of 10 trees — for planting in honor of a celebration, commemoration, or observation. A Gift of Trees certificate suitable for framing… SEE MORE
Coral reefs play a vital role in sustaining the health of our oceans and our economy.

10 Ways to Protect Coral Reefs

4/12/2019 - Here are some things YOU can do: Corals are already a gift, don't give them as presents. Conserve water. The less water you use, the less runoff and wastewater that will eventually find its way back into the ocean. Volunteer in local beach or reef cleanups. If you don't live… SEE MORE
Photo Courtesy of Rick Swart / Oregon Dept of Fish and Wildlife.

State Parks to Waive Fees on Black Friday

22/11/2019 - Looking for an alternative to the shopping lines on Black Friday? Fees at state parks in Oregon and Washington will be waived the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 29), and the Oregon Dept. of Fish & Wildlife is offering free fishing, crabbing, and clamming across the state. The free day-use parking… SEE MORE

New York Scallop Season A Disaster

18/11/2019 - By Dan Nosowitz. Scallop season in the Northeast opened this past week, with fishermen in New York and New England heading out to find small, succulent bay scallops. The results of the early fishing have been what you might generously called “mixed.” In Massachusetts, fishermen off Martha’s Vineyard have seen… SEE MORE

Ocean Floor Bacteria Potentially Influencing Arctic Weather

18/11/2019 - By Maddie Stone. Scientists have identified a surprising new mechanism that could be affecting cloud formation and weather patterns in the Arctic: bacteria from the ocean floor. When tiny, plantlike ocean microbes known as phytoplankton die, their bodies sink to the bottom of the sea, becoming food for bacteria residing… SEE MORE