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Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary Expands

NOAA has released a final rule and environmental impact statement expanding the boundaries of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary in Lake Huron...

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Online Atlas Documents Coastal Land Cover Changes Over Time

A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions has experienced changes in land cover...

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Southeast Coast Saltwater Paddling Trail

If you've ever had the notion to paddle an unbroken marsh and river trail that meanders for hundreds of miles down America's picturesque Southeast coast...

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A Window (Screen) on the World of Toxic Algae

Using little more than a common window screen, scientists at NOAA have developed a simple, low-cost tool to monitor harmful bottom-dwelling algae...

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