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NOAA Fisheries’ white abalone recovery team–which includes partner organizations–had been planning this research trip for years. They were overjoyed at the discovery of a juvenile white abalone. Credit: NOAA Fisheries

Rare Juvenile White Abalone Spotted Off California Raises Hope for Endangered Shellfish

11/30/2023 by Param Bhatia

By During a recent research cruise off the southern coast of California, NOAA Fisheries divers and partners found a juvenile white abalone. It’s one of only three live juveniles observed in natural subtidal reefs along the California coast during the past 20 years. They once numbered in the millions, but… SEE MORE


Some houses are being built to stand up to hurricanes and sharply cut emissions, too

11/29/2023 by Param Bhatia

By When Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle five years ago, it left boats, cars and trucks piled up to the windows of Bonny Paulson’s home in the tiny coastal community of Mexico Beach, Florida, even though the house rests on pillars 14 feet above the ground. But Paulson’s… SEE MORE

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How ‘nuisance’ Flooding is Hurting Coastal Economies

11/28/2023 by Param Bhatia

By In many coastal towns, water spills onto streets and sidewalks during high tide – even on sunny days. This flooding is often called “nuisance” flooding, but it’s more serious than that name implies. “While it feels like a small inconvenience at the time, those impacts add up to… SEE MORE

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This Billion-Dollar Plan to Save Salmon Depends on a Giant Fish Vacuum

11/27/2023 by Param Bhatia

By Many endorse opening dams and letting fish coast the natural current as the best way to avoid extinction. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has other ideas. To free salmon stuck behind dams in Oregon’s Willamette River Valley, here’s what the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has in… SEE MORE