North Atlantic right whale Pediddle (#1012) and calf. This species was hunted nearly to extinction by commercial whalers in the 1800s, and continues to face threats from vessel strikes and entanglement in fishing gear. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Whales and Carbon Sequestration: Can Whales Store Carbon?

3/18/2024 - By The ocean captures about 31 percent of all carbon dioxide emissions, removing carbon from the atmosphere that would otherwise continue to trap heat and increase temperatures. Blue carbon, or carbon captured by ocean ecosystems includes: Carbon absorbed by aquatic plants, algae, and phytoplankton Carbon stored in the bodies of living animals… SEE MORE
Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund | NOAA Fisheries

Biden-Harris Administration Makes $106 Million Available for Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund as Part of Investing In America Agenda

12/23/2023 - By The Department of Commerce and NOAA are announcing the availability of up to $106 million in funding through the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) for Pacific salmon and steelhead recovery and conservation projects. This funding—which includes funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Inflation Reduction Act… SEE MORE
kelp forest crossword

Fun Crossword Puzzle that Explores Kelp Forests

12/22/2023 - Atlas Obscura and the Monterey Bay Aquarium worked together with crossword genius Brendan Emmett Quigley to create a fun diversion: this interactive puzzle that explores the aquarium’s Kelp Forest exhibit. The puzzle is available to download here as a .pdf (link below), but you can also do interactively online here: The links in… SEE MORE