Vessels removed from the Dog River in Alabama (Photo: NOAA).

Now Open: Two Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Grant Opportunities for Marine Debris Removal and Interception Technologies

8/30/2023 - By The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Marine Debris Program is pleased to announce its Fiscal Year 2024 Notices of Funding Opportunity for both Marine Debris Removal and Interception Technologies under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. These two funding opportunities include the availability up to $28 million across the… SEE MORE
Habitat restoration work underway at Bahía Grande, Texas. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

$240 Million Available for Transformational Habitat Restoration and Coastal Resilience

8/22/2023 - By NOAA is seeking proposals for transformational projects that will restore coastal habitat and strengthen community resilience under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. NOAA is announcing the availability of up to $240 million in funding for transformational projects that restore coastal habitat and strengthen community resilience.… SEE MORE
A GOES-16 (GOES East) visible satellite image of Hurricane Don at 6:20 PM EDT on July 22, 2023 in the Atlantic. Don was the first hurricane of the 2023 Atlantic hurricane season. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA Forecasters Increase Atlantic Hurricane Season Prediction to ‘Above Normal’

8/16/2023 - By Likelihood of greater activity rises due to record-warm sea surface temperatures. Scientists at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service — have increased their prediction for the ongoing 2023 Atlantic hurricane season from a near-normal level of activity to an above-normal level of activity with today’s update.… SEE MORE
Plastic bottles, foam cups, food wrappers, and other debris on a beach can deter tourists (Photo: Heal the Bay).

What is Marine Debris Program?

8/6/2023 - By Marine debris can be dangerous for wildlife, damage sensitive habitats, and create safety and navigation hazards. But marine debris can also hurt the economy. Marine debris can keep tourists away from beaches, compete with active fishing gear, and reduce commercial catches. How does marine debris impact the economies… SEE MORE
NOAA Fisheries studies marine animals by using a variety of technologies to record underwater ocean sounds. Marine animals live in a noisy habitat with combined noises from humans, nature, and other species. This conceptual illustration shows images of human, marine animal, and environmental sources of sound and approximately proportional sound waves. Credit: NOAA Fisheries.

All About Ocean Noise

8/5/2023 - By Sound is the most efficient means of communicating underwater, especially for many marine species. NOAA Fisheries works to better understand how marine animals use sound and the potential impacts of man-made noise on the underwater environment. What Is Ocean Noise? Marine mammals and other aquatic animals have evolved… SEE MORE