Florida Red Tide Status Update

7/27/2020 - Current Conditions The red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed in one Southwest Florida sample over the past week. Additional details are provided below. In Southwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was present at low concentrations in one Sarasota County sample. In Northwest Florida over the past week, K. brevis was not observed. Along the Florida East Coast over the past week, K. brevis was… SEE MORE

Tsunami Warning Canceled for Coastal Alaska After 7.8 Earthquake

7/22/2020 - By Anchorage Daily News. A tsunami warning across a large swath of coastal Alaska triggered by a magnitude 7.8 earthquake off the Alaska Peninsula on Tuesday night was canceled by 12:30 a.m. Wednesday after the officials determined the tsunami was no longer a threat. The tsunami warning originally stretched from the Alaska Peninsula to… SEE MORE

Marine Debris Removal Grants Available from NOAA

7/17/2020 - The NOAA Marine Debris Program offers several nationwide, competitive funding opportunities for marine debris projects. These include: removal, prevention, and research grants. Open Opportunities The NOAA Marine Debris Program's FY2021 Marine Debris Removal grant competition (NOAA-NOS-ORR-2021-2006587) is open and soliciting Letters of Intent for review. Letters of Intent (LOIs) are due September… SEE MORE

Rockefeller Refuge Project Protects Vulnerable Louisiana Shoreline

7/17/2020 - NOAA and partners have completed construction on the Rockefeller Refuge Gulf Shoreline Stabilization Project in southwest Louisiana. This project will reduce erosion along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline and protect valuable marsh habitat in Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. Established in 1920, the 71,000-acre Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge is a sanctuary for wildlife and fish, as well… SEE MORE

$20 Million in 2020 NOAA Funding Recommended for Great Lakes Habitat Restoration

7/15/2020 - Investments in Great Lakes habitat restoration will benefit local economies, strengthen healthy ecosystems and fisheries, and support resilient communities. Restoration work underway at Howard Marsh in Lucas County, Ohio. (Photo: Metroparks Toledo) NOAA Fisheries is recommending nearly $20 million in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funding. It will support new and existing multi-year… SEE MORE