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How Amoeboid Architects Build Some of the Ocean’s Most Intricate Homes

7/3/2024 - By Joanna Klein. Xenophyophores can craft multichambered compounds that resemble morel mushrooms. EVERYONE KNOWS ABOUT THE OCEAN’S flashier builders—the corals that sculpt reefs, the mollusks that spin up perfect pearls. But thousands of feet down, underappreciated creatures called xenophyophores work hard to build themselves some of the most fascinating homes on… 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 oceanservice.noaa.gov. 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
Peek-a-boo! A heron pops up to say hello in Narragansett Bay Reserve in Rhode Island.

Now You See Them: Wetland Wildlife on the Move

10/16/2023 - By coast.noaa.gov. The Takeaway: Scientists across the National Estuarine Research Reserve System have conducted the first-ever North American inventory of coastal wetland wildlife using 140 cameras in 29 estuaries. A fox goes hunting in the Chesapeake Bay Reserve in Maryland. A deer stops and poses in Grand Bay Reserve in… SEE MORE
A fox goes hunting in the Chesapeake Bay Reserve in Maryland by NOAA.

Now You See Them: Wetland Wildlife on the Move

10/10/2023 - By coast.noaa.gov. The Takeaway: Scientists across the National Estuarine Research Reserve System have conducted the first-ever North American inventory of coastal wetland wildlife using 140 cameras in 29 estuaries. In a groundbreaking effort, scientists from the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, which safeguards over 1.4 million acres, completed the first-ever comprehensive… SEE MORE
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These Items in Your Home Are Harming America’s Sea Animals

11/20/2020 - By Catrin Einhorn. How severely the world’s plastic waste crisis is affecting marine wildlife is not fully understood, despite decades of research and gruesome images of whales’ bellies filled with plastic and a turtle with a straw lodged in its nostril. A new report by Oceana, a conservation group, illustrates some of what we know… SEE MORE

Florida’s Manatees are No Longer Endangered

5/1/2019 - by Giovanna Brasolin There’s a creature that populates shallow waters — slow-moving rivers, saltwater bays, canals and coastal areas — where beds of seagrass and other freshwater vegetation is present. They are commonly  known as sea cows and are considered to be a migratory species. The species cannot survive in… SEE MORE