Overwash of Cape Lookout National Seashore by large storm waves, North Carolina.

Habitat Restoration Projects Offer Protection from Flooding

4/9/2021 - Habitats like tidal marshes, coral reefs, and seagrass beds serve as natural infrastructure that can help protect our coastal communities from flooding, erosion, and storms. NOAA Fisheries works to restore habitat for coastal and marine species, and many of our restoration projects provide natural infrastructure benefits as well. Two NOAA Fisheries-supported habitat… SEE MORE
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Ancient Coins May Solve Mystery of Murderous 1600s Pirate

4/5/2021 - By William J. Kole. A handful of coins unearthed from a pick-your-own-fruit orchard in rural Rhode Island and other random corners of New England may help solve one of the planet’s oldest cold cases. The villain in this tale: a murderous English pirate who became the world’s most-wanted criminal after… SEE MORE

Mid-Atlantic Council Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels

4/2/2021 - Mid-Atlantic Council Seeks Applicants for Advisory Panels Applications due April 23, 2021 The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council is soliciting applications from qualified individuals to serve on nine advisory panels. Advisory panels provide information and recommendations to the Council during the development of fishery management plans, amendments, specifications, and other initiatives.… SEE MORE
Right Whale Festival 2019

New Slow Zone East of Boston to Protect Right Whales

3/31/2021 - NOAA Fisheries announces a new voluntary right whale Slow Zone. On March 26, 2021, the Stellwagen Slocum Glider acoustically detected the presence of right whales. The whale detections were observed east of Boston, Massachusetts. The  Boston Slow Zone is in effect through April 10, 2021. Mariners are requested to route around this area or transit through it at… SEE MORE