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Northeast States Collaborate on Ocean Mapping Priorities, Garnering National Attention

4/7/2024 - By noaa.gov. The Northeast Regional Data Prioritization Project, led by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, is transforming how northeastern states handle coastal mapping. This initiative signifies a shift in regional data prioritization and mapping approaches, setting a collaborative precedent for coastal strategies nationwide. Member states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New… SEE MORE
Workshop participants collect water samples to explore phytoplankton at Bodega Bay Marine Laboratory.

California Tribal Communities Ready to Monitor Culturally Important Marine Resources Impacted by Harmful Algal Blooms

1/24/2024 - By coastalscience.noaa.gov Traditional shellfish resources are often the lifeway to coastal tribes who rely on indigenous fisheries for subsistence. However, the expanding threat of harmful algal blooms (HABs) contaminate shellfish and poison local communities. NCCOS engages both locally and through regional partnerships with tribal nations to design workshops specific to… SEE MORE
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How is the “bird flu” affecting marine life?

4/25/2023 - By Matthias Gorny. The “bird flu” (also known as the avian flu) has not only affected millions of chickens, geese, and ducks around the world – it has spread to sea birds, all the way from the north Atlantic to the coasts of Central and South America. It’s also affecting… SEE MORE
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History of Coast Survey

2/17/2023 - By  noaa.gov The Nation's First Scientific Agency [caption id="attachment_44755" align="alignnone" width="512"] U.S._Coast_and_Geodetic_Survey_J_6_1950_Paia_HI via Wikimedia Commons[/caption] On February 10, 1807, President Thomas Jefferson signed "An Act to provide for surveying the coasts of the United States." The effort experienced some growing pains in the early years. Ferdinand Hassler, who was eventually… SEE MORE
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How to Balance Weight on Your Boat

1/31/2023 - By www.boatingmag.com Control of people and weight ensures safety and better handling. [caption id="attachment_44593" align="alignnone" width="512"] Photo: Gordon Leggett / 2021-09-02_Maine_Marine_Patrol_Boat_at_Ellsworth_ME_USA Wikimedia Commons[/caption] Managing the load aboard your boat begins before you set out and continues throughout the day. Keep an eye on your boat’s load, and you’ll enjoy greater safety, increased… SEE MORE