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The Future of Coral Restoration in the Florida Keys after Unprecedented Marine Heat Wave of 2023

5/20/2024 - By Haley Thiem. In the summer of 2023, portions of the Florida Keys experienced an extreme marine heat wave, unlike any other in recorded history for the region. Heat records were broken and some reefs were completely bleached—they expelled their food-producing algal partners and turned white. Throughout this prolonged heat wave NOAA scientists and partners raced… SEE MORE
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The Complex Dynamics of Coastal Flooding Along the US Atlantic Coast

5/17/2024 - By ecomagazine.com. Research led by Deltares, USGS, and USACE investigates the interplay between tropical and extratropical cyclones in driving coastal flooding along the subtropical Southeast Atlantic Coast of the United States. The research presents a comprehensive flood hazard and impact assessment spanning from Virginia to Florida, offering critical insights into… SEE MORE
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Swarms of Miniature Robots Simultaneously Clean Up Microplastics and Microbes

5/15/2024 - By ecomagazine.com. When old food packaging, discarded children's toys and other mismanaged plastic waste break down into microplastics, they become even harder to clean up from oceans and waterways. These tiny bits of plastic also attract bacteria, including those that cause disease. In a study in ACS Nano, researchers describe swarms… SEE MORE
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NOAA Groundbreaking for Rhode Island Marine Operations Center

5/13/2024 - By nationalfisherman.com. A May 6 groundbreaking event in Rhode Island marked the start of building a new $146.7 million marine operations center for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The future homeport of the NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic is planned for Naval Station Newport in Rhode Island, where the U.S. Navy awarded $146,778,932 to… SEE MORE