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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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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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Recreational boating degrades vegetation important for fish recruitment

2/25/2023 - By springer.com  Recreational boating increases globally and associated moorings are often placed in vegetated habitats important for fish recruitment. Meanwhile, assessments of the effects of boating on vegetation, and potential effects on associated fish assemblages are rare. Here, we analysed (i) the effect of small-boat marinas on vegetation structure, and… SEE MORE
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Environmental impacts of increasing leisure boating activity in Mediterranean coastal waters

2/23/2023 - By www.sciencedirect.com [caption id="attachment_44806" align="alignnone" width="512"] 1950s_boat_Gloucester_Massachusetts_USA_5336085003 via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Leisure boating is an important economic activity which is increasing in popularity worldwide, and the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most popular nautical tourism destinations in the world. While the overall ecological impacts of recreational boating on freshwater ecosystems… SEE MORE
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History of Coast Survey

2/17/2023 - By  noaa.gov The Nation's First Scientific Agency [caption id="attachment_44755" align="alignnone" width="512"] U.S._Coast_and_Geodetic_Survey_J_6_1950_Paia_HI via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] On February 10, 1807, President Thomas Jefferson signed "An Act to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States." The effort experienced some growing pains in the early years. Ferdinand Hassler, who was eventually… SEE MORE