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Maine Tribal Fishermen Lead Eel Restoration Project

6/13/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Paul Molyneaux. On a cool May morning after Maine tribes have harvested their 21 percent of Maine’s 9,688-pound elver quota, Passamaquoddy fisherman Erik Francis empties his fyke nets and pours a little less than two ounces of elvers and glass eels into a bucket. “Both tides are in daylight right now,” he says. “So, they… SEE MORE

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Observing the Ocean

6/12/2024 by Param Bhatia

By The ocean is a big, ever-changing system. Fish are constantly moving around and weather conditions can change in an instant. This makes studying marine ecosystems challenging, but scientists have some innovative tools at their disposal to make it easier. Looking out at the Gulf of Maine, it may… SEE MORE

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Plate Tectonics Has a Surprise Silver Lining

6/11/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Robin George Andrews. Without this restless geologic process, which triggers destructive earthquakes, Earth would not be habitable. I IMAGINE THAT EXCEEDINGLY FEW people like to be unexpectedly jostled about by an earthquake. Whether you’re in an area known to be frequented by modestly powerful temblors, or whether you’re chilling out… SEE MORE

Passaic River, New Jersey. Contamination is found in sediment from the Dundee Dam to the mouth of the river, throughout Newark Bay, and other portions of the New York/New Jersey Harbor. (Credit: NOAA)

Restoration for Fish, Wildlife, and Communities Coming to Seven Polluted Waterways

6/10/2024 by Param Bhatia

By Good news for a new year! In 2023, NOAA and partners helped to recover over $92.8 million from polluters to restore seven waterways in six states following oil spill and industrial pollution incidents. These restoration efforts will benefit fish, wildlife, and disadvantaged communities disproportionately impacted by pollution. NOAA… SEE MORE