NPS Climate Change Response, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Researchers reveal add-on benefits of natural defenses against sea-level rise

1/26/2023 - By earth.stanford.edu Researchers modeled how investing in environmental conservation and protection can help San Mateo County adapt to rising seas. The findings provide incentives for policymakers to prioritize nature-based approaches when planning for sea-level rise. Investments in the environment are paying off for a California county where projects designed to… SEE MORE
NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, CC BY-SA 2.0 , Quagga_mussels_8741745802 via Wikimedia Commons

How to Keep Your Vessel and Waters Clean of Invasive Species

1/25/2023 - By www.thelog.com [caption id="attachment_44550" align="alignnone" width="602"] Albert Bridge / Zebra mussels sign[/caption] Invasive species such as mussels can attach to boats and hinder performance and your boat's life, end up in engine-cooling components, causing failure, and obstruct water lines causing system failure and costing the boat owner lot to repair.… SEE MORE
OysterVideoMonitoring, A NOAA scientist retrieves a frame on which a video camera is mounted from the water. NOAA is researching the use of video to track the progress of oyster reef restoration projects.

Funding Opportunity Open for Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Research

1/22/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Apply by April 17 for funding to support research on how climate change is affecting habitat and fisheries. Up to $1.5 million in grant funds are available to support research into how key Chesapeake Bay fisheries species change their behavior to deal with changing habitat and climate. Applications are due April… SEE MORE
Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith, CC BY-SA 2.0 humpwhaleimage via Wikimedia Commons

How much microplastic do whales eat? Up to 10 million pieces per day, Stanford research finds

1/21/2023 - By news.stanford.edu Analysis of ocean plastic pollution and whale foraging behavior tracked with noninvasive tags shows whales are ingesting tiny specks of plastic in far bigger quantities than previously thought, and nearly all of it comes from the animals they eat – not the water they gulp. BY JOSIE GARTHWAITE… SEE MORE
swin clam Building the first traditional clam garden on Swinomish land. Credit: NWIFC

Swinomish Clam Garden to Bolster Littleneck Clam Populations

1/19/2023 - By fisheries.noaa.gov Reviving a 3,500-year-old indigenous mariculture practice with funding from NOAA. First Modern Clam Garden The Swinomish Tribe and other Coast Salish Indigenous peoples hold a rich history of practicing shellfish mariculture in Alaskan and Washington waters. For more than 3,500 years, native communities created clam gardens by constructing… SEE MORE